The Good Samaritan

Richard A. Kurtz, M. D. was sued only once during his years of practice in internal medicine. He had been asked to evaluate a patient who was currently undergoing a laparoscopic tubal ligation when she suddenly developed problems. The obstetrician doing the surgery was later sued by the patient as well as the hospital, the anesthesiologist, and although serving as a good Samaritan, Dr. Kurtz was also named in the suit. This is the story of the court proceedings showing how a trail is not a search for truth but a manipulation of the truth.