Physician's failure to come to hospital leads to settlement with physician, defense verdict for hospital

Delaney, Blake J.
May 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;May2008, Vol. 30 Issue 5, Special section p1
The article discusses the negligence of a physician who failed to attend an elderly woman admitted to the hospital because of constipation and septic shock. The condition of the woman had worsened when the on-call physician failed to come to the hospital to evaluate her. In this connection, the family of the woman sued the hospital and the on-call physician for negligence when the patient suffered from respiratory arrest and died.


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