TITLE

Alleged failure to diagnose, monitor: Case settled

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2010 Supplement, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case wherein a physician was sued for malpractice that caused the death of a woman patient. It states that the physician admitted the woman due to respiratory symptoms, and put her on respiratory therapy with high drug dosages. It says that the dosage was not adjusted despite of signs of overmedication, leading to the woman's death. Furthermore, the hospital settled with the woman's family for 950,000 dollars, and the physician settled for 225,000 dollars.
ACCESSION #
48623194

 

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