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<p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;">A triage nurse&rsquo;s note stating that a patient had fever and hip pain in his prosthetic hip became a key area of focus during a recent malpractice trial. At deposition and at trial, the emergency physician (EP) claimed to have examined the hip, and found that the patient did not have increased pain with range of motion.</span></p>

Nursing Notes Can Become Unexpected Problem for EP During Med/Mal Litigation

Plaintiff attorneys look for inconsistencies in the chart