WHEN A LIFELINE BECOMES A NOOSE
This was a really tough case. It does fly in the face of our recommendations in the ‘How to spot’ chapter as the doctor was concerned enough to go see the patient himself, examine, and write a note. He was concerned something bad was going on, but was not able to figure it out.
Was this because he did not include the eventual diagnosis in the differential or because the condition was ‘undiagnose-able’ at that time? You be the judge.
Additional deposition and trial testimony: