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(Photo: iStockphoto) Lloyd Bell of the Bell Law Firm in Atlanta explains how a forensic computer inspection revealed what he needed to settle a med-mal case. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Getting a look inside a medical practice computer system — not just a copy of the file — was the key to settling a medical malpractice case for the widow of a 24-year-old man who died from cancer that his doctors missed, her attorney said.

Lloyd Bell of the Bell Law Firm in Atlanta said he has settled a wrongful death case against Kaiser Permanente for a confidential sum. The settlement concludes the lawsuit brought by the widow of Ryan Stephens, who died in 2016 from testicular cancer that went undiagnosed by two doctors at Kaiser, according to Bell and the complaint.

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