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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?

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