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Archive of posts published in the category: Failure to Stabilize
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
16

Harry

Harry v. Marchant, 291 F.3d 767, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 9222 (11th Cir. 2002)  The patient was brought to the ER by fire and rescue with an initial diagnosis of “pneumonia rule out sepsis.” The evaluating physician suggested admitting the patient to the…

Mar
16

Moses

Moses v. Providence Hospital and Med. Ctr., 561 F.3d 573, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 7049 (6th Cir. 2009) The hospital admitted the patient, who was brought to the hospital by his wife, for psychotic and “threatening behavior,” as well as a variety of…

Mar
16

James

James v. Sunrise Hospital, 86 F.3d 885, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 14537 (9th. Cir. 1996) The patient was admitted to the hospital with renal failure. A synthetic graft was inserted into her arm. The next day, she complained of pain and numbness in…

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
16

Vargas

Vargas v. Del Puerto Hospital, 98 F.3d 1202, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 28073 (9th Cir. 1996) A mother brought her 18-month old infant to the emergency room of a small, rural hospital, which was staffed by only one doctor and one registered nurse…

Mar
16

Urban

Urban v. King, 43 F.3d 523, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 36051 (10th Cir. 1994) The patient was pregnant with twins and she presented to the OB department at the hospital for a stress test on the advice of her doctor.

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

Green

Green v. Touro Infirmary, 992 F.2d 537, 1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 13101 (5th Cir. 1993) The patient presented to the emergency room with complaints of swelling in her extremities, pain in her shoulder, dizziness, headaches, and numbness in her right hand.