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Archive of posts published in the category: Failure to Screen
Mar
23

Marshall

Marshall ex rel. Marshall v. E. Carroll Parish Hosp. Serv. Dist., 134 F.3d 319, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 1806 (5th Cit. 1998) The patient was a fifteen-year-old girl who was brought the emergency room by ambulance. She was at school and “wouldn’t move.”…

Mar
23

Eberhardt

Eberhardt v. City of Los Angeles, 62 F.3d 1253, 1995 U.S. App. LEXIS 23052 (9th Cir. 1995) Neighbors of a 23 year old called the police to report that the patient was suffering from a heroin overdose. When paramedics arrived, the patient was…

Mar
23

Repp

Repp v. Anadarko Mun. Hosp., 43 F.3d 519, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 35640 (10th Cir. 1994) The patient made an outpatient visit to her physician complaining of a rash. He was diagnosed with shingles and prescribed medication. That same day, he experienced increased…

Mar
23

Power

Power v. Arlington Hosp. Ass’n, 42 F.3d 851, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 34586 (4th Cir. 1994) This lengthy and detailed opinion involved a patient who came to the emergency room of the hospital with pain in her left hip, abdomen, and back. After…

Mar
16

Battle

Battle v. Mem’l Hosp., 228 F.3d 544, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 23499 (5th Cir. 2000) The patient, a fifteen month old child, was diagnosed an ear infection and prescribed antibiotics by his treating physician. The child’s condition continued to worsen,

Mar
13

Byrne

Byrne v. Cleveland Clinic, 519 Fed. Appx. 739, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 5362 (3d Cir. 2013) (The facts of this case are taken primarily from the District Court opinion, available at Byrne v. Chester County Hosp., 2012 The plaintiff presented to the emergency…

Mar
13

Phillips

Phillips v. Hillcrest Med. Ctr., 244 F.3d 790, 2001 U.S. App. LEXIS 4600 (10th Cir. 2001) The patient presented with severe chest pain and pneumonia-like symptoms. The hospital took a history, and indicated on the patient’s records that he was “uninsured,” even though…

Mar
13

Nolen

Nolen v. Boca Raton Cmty. Hosp., 373 F.3d 1151, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 12038 (11th Cir. 2004) The patient, a pediatric nurse, was twenty-two weeks pregnant with triplets. She arrived at the emergency room complaining of cramping and mucous discharge.

Mar
13

Hardy

Hardy v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., 164 F.3d 789, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 567 (2d Cir. 1999) The patient had a long history of hypertension, and she presented to the hospital’s ER with complaints of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, and…

Mar
13

Cleland

Cleland v. Bronson Health Care Group, 917 F.2d 266, 1990 U.S. App. LEXIS 18863 (6th 1990) The patient was a fifteen year old who was complaining of cramps and vomiting was brought the ER by his parents. The child was examined by a…