Williston, ND asked in Medical Malpractice for North Dakota

Q: What if your Dr states in your progress notes that he performed an exam that he didn't actually do?

The progress notes that he examined skin, neck, throat, lungs, heart, swelling etc.. He never left his chair and only spoke to me. Had he actually examined me, his notes would have read differently.

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

A: At best a "naughty naughty don't do it again."

It certainly isn't malpractice. A violation of hospital policy, possibly of health department regs. But unless there were witnesses generally Dr.'s word rules. And if you make a huge deal about it the patient gets a notation on the chart that indicates "difficult patient" and all the sudden the next opening a doctor has is a year from now.

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