Is The Physician Responsible When A Patient Does Not Follow Discharge Instructions?

Infectious Disease Advisor
10 Feb, 2019 ,

This article describes a case where a patient files a lawsuit against his treating doctor for his own neglect towards the discharge instructions given to him. However, the jury concluded that the doctor had properly educated the patient and that the patient's injury was due to the patient's own failure to go for his lab work and to schedule a follow-up appointment with his physician.