Dr. H, one of the physicians employed by your facility, sent a memo
to your office to make you aware of a potential issue that happened within her office: Dr. H employs a Physician Assistant (PA) who has been seeing a patient with persistent laryngitis for a few months. The P.A. had prescribed several rounds of antibiotics, but the patient's condition remained unresolved.
Frustrated, the patient saw a specialist in another city who diagnosed her with a cancerous nodule on her vocal cord. Upon receiving the patient's records from the other physician, Dr. H. is concerned that this situation could be grounds for a lawsuit.
· Is there any other information that might need to be known from Dr. H. or her P.A.?
· If a lawsuit were to be brought forward, which parties could be held liable?
· What are some examples of legislative and/or case law that might be applicable to this scenario?