A Maryland doctor will not be held liable for failing to diagnose the pre-stroke symptoms of former CBS and WKMG anchor Mark McEwen.
The Associated Press reports that Monday’s ruling in U.S. District Court in Baltimore is a setback for McEwen, who was diagnosed by the doctor with stomach flu two days before he suffered a massive stroke while flying home to Orlando in November 2005. McEwen and his attorneys claimed the stroke could have been prevented if McEwen had been given drugs including aspirin and anti-coagulates when he was examined by Dr. Michael Bond at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
“I was very disappointed,” McEwen told The AP. “When you’re up against something that’s kind of murky, it tends to throw a person who’s used to knowing the difference between right and wrong.”
McEwen’s stroke and his recovery have been documented by WKMG as well as the networks. Despite an amazing recovery, McEwen was never able to return to the anchor chair.