Charlotte, NC asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina

Q: Can a hospital be held liable for an accident after releasing a patient with relatively high blood pressure?

Patient has no prior history of high blood pressure, and sustained an injury after passing out related to the elevated blood pressure.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Unlikely in the extrmeme. Contact some malpractice attorneys but generally unless the blood pressure was so high that he was likely to pass out at the ER, no.

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