Improper credentialing of ED physician delays heart attack diagnosis: $3.1 million verdict

Bachman, Radha V.; Calhoun, Trish
August 2009
Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2009 Legal Review, p1
The article discusses a court case wherein a plaintiff sued a hospital after he was admitted for chest pain, alleging that it did not properly verify the emergency department (ED) physician's qualifications when the physician treated the plaintiff in the U.S. It mentions that the jury will likely to be in favor of the plaintiff's side if the result of the investigation indicates that the hospital has made errors on its part.


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