Practice of Medicine
Late Operative Report Jeopardized Defense of Lawsuit
November 5, 2014
A general surgeon performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on a patient. The patient was under general anesthesia for approximately fifty-five minutes and was discharged home, after recovery, the same day. The surgeon dictated his operative report two days later, documenting the surgery as “markedly uneventful”.
At discharge, the patient’s vital signs were within normal limits: BP …
Want to learn more?
Interested in how MagMutual can help?View our products
The information provided in this resource does not constitute legal, medical or any other professional advice, nor does it establish a standard of care. This resource has been created as an aid to you in your practice. The ultimate decision on how to use the information provided rests solely with you, the PolicyOwner.