Practice of Medicine
Defective Hand-Off Communication forces Defendant Physician & Hospital to Settle Lawsuit
February 13, 2015
The patient complained to her primary care physician (PCP) of itching and hives. She denied exposure to new foods, medications, or other products. Her PCP diagnosed idiopathic urticaria; administered Decadron; and ordered oral prednisone, Benadryl, and Pepcid.
Six days later, the patient’s husband called 911. Her condition had worsened; she felt her throat closing. The Emergency …
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