EP 45: $30 Million Judgment. Patient Deceased. Surgeon Unable to Be in Two Places at Once. (Part 1)
May 14th, 2021 by medicaljustice
The defendant surgeon was on-call. A patient with a gunshot wound to the liver was rushed to the hospital. The defendant was in the middle of an elective hernia procedure and could not treat the wounded patient. When the surgeon finished his first elective case, he began another scheduled elective procedure. When contacted by the hospital staff, the surgeon suggested they find someone else to perform the surgery. The injured patient died. The payout? $30 million. How did this happen? Is there more to this story? Here’s what doctors need to know…
This episode explores Part I of this case. Part II will be released soon.