Most Recent Articles by Ann W. Latner
The physician only took the patient's blood pressure twice a year and did no other medical checks, following his requests. After the patient died of colon cancer, the patient's widow sued the physician.
A patient is misdiagnosed twice and doesn't get a doctor recommended blood test, the patient subsequently died. Was there contributory negligence on behalf of the patient?
This month's case examines what could happen when a clinician diagnoses and prescribes based on complaints being relayed to her, without seeing, or even directly speaking to, the patient.