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Medical Malpractice – ER Physician – Heart Attack Diagnosis – SDT

A plaintiff who is suing defendant ER physician on a complaint that she was not examined for cardiac pathology at a hospital emergency room and was discharged with acute chronic low back pain, only to return to the ER later that day to be diagnosed as having suffered a massive heart attack, can subpoena from the hospital, which is not a party to the suit, documents relating to use of cardiac enzymes and management of patients presenting with chest and/or back pain, a Martinsville Circuit Court holds.
Gravely v. Perren (Martinsville Cir.Ct.) (VLW 009-8-034) (4 pp.)