Viral Syndrome--or Lupus?

February 2009
Clinician Reviews;Feb2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p8
Academic Journal
This article discusses a malpractice lawsuit filed against a hospital emergency department (ED) for the death of a 34-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient experienced chills, fever and blood in her urine. The day following her ED visit, the patient suffered a grand mal seizure. According to the plaintiff, the decedent should have been transferred to a second hospital immediately. The decedent's outcome was inevitable since she had a viral syndrome and her seizure was completely unpredictable, the defendant claims.


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