Defense Verdict in Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Treat Cardiac Condition

January 9, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​A Delaware jury found a physician was not negligent in caring for a patient who collapsed and died two days after visiting the physician, according to a report from the October 2016 Zarin's Medical Liability Alert (subscription required). The patient presented to a hospital on October 12, 2012, seeking treatment for severe wounds he sustained after being attacked by dogs. The patient's treatment included antibiotics, a tetanus shot, pain medications, and sutures. "At the time, the patient's history was significant for thromboembolism and clotting disorder," states the case report. On admission, the patient's international normalized ratio (INR) was 1.1. The patient was discharged the same day.

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