‘I lied to protect colleague in medical malpractice lawsuit’

Dr. Lars Aaning confessed that he once lied in court to protect a colleague who was accused of medical malpractice almost two decades ago. Today he is a patient safety advocate.

Even though he had personal knowledge that his colleague caused his patients to suffer after surgery, he was unwilling to testify against him in trial.

The doctor accused of malpractice was acquitted, and Aaning has carried a deep guilt with him over his decision. Now 77 years old and retired, Aaning wrote about his experience for a column in his local newspaper, The Yankton County Observer. He currently assists the medical malpractice lawyer he testified against.

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