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Specialty groups lobby governor to reconsider medical board appointee with tie to malpractice firm

A $4.65 million settlement after a baby’s brain was damaged during delivery. A $3.5 settlement after a patient’s cancer treatment was delayed. A $1 million settlement when a woman died after an alleged misreading of an imaging test.

Andrew Meyer is one of the state’s leading medical malpractice attorneys. Many of the cases he and his firm, Lubin & Meyer, handle each year result in large payments to patients and their families. So, when Governor Deval Patrick in September nominated Meyer’s wife, Kathleen, to fill a public appointment on the board that oversees doctor discipline, some physicians were concerned.

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