TITLE

ED STAFF CAUGHT BETWEEN EMTALA AND COMBATIVE PATIENT

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Clinician Reviews;Nov2006, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a malpractice lawsuit filed against some staff of a U.S. hospital emergency department (ED). A 39-year-old quadriplegic man had a history of frequent visits to the ED, where staff considered him combative and noncompliant with medical advice. He was found dead at a family member's house due to a ruptured duodenal ulcer. His relatives claimed that peptic ulcer disease should have been diagnosed at the patient's initial visits and ruptured ulcer at the second ED visit.
ACCESSION #
23270963

 

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