A patient died after her third cerebral hemorrhage. When the patient was admitted to the hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage, her physician determined that she should be given a specific drug to reduce her blood pressure and make her condition operable, and he directed its administration. For an unexplained reason, the drug was not administered. The patient’s blood pressure rose, and after another hemorrhage, the patient died.
- Are all the elements required in a negligence suit present?
- If you found the defendant negligent in a malpractice case, what damages would you award, and for what reasons?
Pozgar, G. D. (2019). Legal aspects of health care administration (13th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.