Risks rising for 'delayed diagnosis' ED litigation

April 2009
ED Legal Letter;Apr2009, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p44
The article discusses the general liability risks and documentation related to the delayed diagnosis in the emergency department (ED). ED physician Matthew Rice reveals that failure to diagnosis is one of the most common causes of ED malpractice litigation. Scenarios that have a growing potential for litigation are outlined. A case of missed acute coronary syndrome is explained by assistant professor Jesse M. Pines.


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