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During her testimony, Dr E was asked about the notes in the chart, and she was forced to admit that she transcribed the scribble notes into the patient's record after the patient died and she had been contacted by the plaintiff's law firm asking for the records.
Dr C was determined to fight this case, and his defense attorney was supportive after looking at the detailed notes and documented calls to the patient which were never returned.
The police informed Dr. M that the patient, a 24-year old named Mr. G, had been the perpetrator of an assault and in the process was hit in the head with a blunt object by a bystander.
Timely review and appropriate follow up on all patient reports is essential and must be part of a practice's routine.