A lot of questions remain after the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States was mistakenly sent home from the hospital with the diagnosis of a “low-grade fever from a viral infection,” according to a recent article in The New York Times.
Nurses and doctors at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas failed to act on the information that the patient, Thomas E. Duncan, had arrived from Liberia, allowing him to put others at risk of contracting Ebola upon his release.
The hospital has retracted previous statements that a flaw in its electronic health records system was to blame for the decision to send Duncan home the first time he visited its emergency room on Sept. 25. The hospital had said previously that the patient’s condition during his first visit did not warrant admission and that he was not exhibiting symptoms specific to Ebola.
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Another great example of what plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases contend with every day: negligent care, followed by defendants who blame one another and then provide inaccurate information in an effort to defend themselves.
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