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Alleged failure to order appropriate diagnostic testing to monitor an abdominal aortic aneurysm was a new breach of duty in every year that the defendant doctor failed to do so.
In March of 2007, the primary plaintiff was diagnosed with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm (~3.7 cm). His gastroenterologist advised his primary care physician (PCP) of this discovery. During an April 2007 office visit, plaintiff’s PCP told plaintiff that…