A Florida man who is suing two doctors for malpractice in a rare case allowing a punitive damages claim contends one of his surgeons left him "on the table unconscious to be mutilated" by the other doctor. Thomas Glasson's attorney said he is "unaware of any other case in the country" where a patient has been allowed to allege punitive damages for an intentional tort against a doctor in a plastic surgery case. But one defendant's attorney says Glasson, a former attorney in Illinois, has credibility issues.
Med-Mal Case Includes Rare Punitive Damages Claim
Daily Business Review
December 9, 2008