TITLE

Failure to administer calcium after thyroidectomy: $4.7 million settlement

AUTHOR(S)
Bachman, Radha V.; Barton, Ellen
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2009 Legal Review & Commentary, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the $4.7 million lawsuit filed by the parties of a 50-year old woman diagnosed with hypocalcemia, who became comatose after a hospital allegedly failed to administer calcium to her despite symptoms of calcium deficiency.
ACCESSION #
36838219

 

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