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More on choosing topics: Which of these examples better serves the needs the patient or the physician in the event of possible malpractice.
A patient whose reactions go unmonitored may also claim physician
liability. In this case, a patient took Cloromax as prescribed, which
resulted in partial renal failure. The manufacturer's literature
indicated that the patient should be observed frequently and should
immediately report any sign of inflection. Evidence indicated that the
patient had not received instructions to report any sign of urinary
blockage. Moreover the patient had no white cell count taken until
after he developed blockage.
Or? If a physician does not monitor his patient's reaction, he may be held liable. In this case, the physician prescribed Cloromax, which caused the patient to experience partial renal failure. The physician had been cautioned by the manufacturer's literature that he should observe the patient frequently and instruct the patient to report any sign of inflection. Evidence indicates that the physician also failed to instruct the patient to report any sign of urinary blockage. Moreover, he failed to take any white cell count until after the patient developed the blockage.
When Tom and I bumped, my glass dropped, and the juice spilled.
When I bumped into Tom I dropped the glass and spilled the juice.