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Homework Help: Health information

Posted by Lyiza on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:31am.

A surgeon performs elective surgery on Patrick John Smith. Smith later complains to his surgeon about pain resulting from the surgery. His surgeon dismisses his complaints as not credible and eventually withdraws from the case. Smith is then treated by another surgeon, who determines that Smith developed complications from surgery and that the delay in treatment has made the complications worse. Smith sees an attorney about a possible lawsuit against the first surgeon.

Describe, in your own words, the liability theories that support a lawsuit under these circumstances and why. What specific medical record content might be used to evaluate both surgeons' opinions and actions? Are there any organizational policies and/or procedures that may be examined as well?

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