It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.
(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)
DR. LI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISCREPANCY ABOUT WHETHER HE PERFORMED A RIGHT KNEE ADJUSTMENT OR A LEFT HIP ADJUSTMENT
The triable issues in this case include: what did Dr. Li do to plaintiff during the subject visit, and whether those actions were negligent. Plaintiff contends that Dr. Li performed a simple left hip manipulation, which coincidentally involved stabilizing plaintiff’s right lower extremity, by placing his hand on or near plaintiff’s right knee in order to gain traction when applying force to plaintiff’s left hip. This is what appears to have occurred. The discrepancy in what really occurred arises from plaintiff’s lay person perception of the subject event- that Dr. Li appeared to be doing a right knee adjustment, and the fact that Dr. Li’s chart notes for the subject visit are absent.
No where in the patient’s chart did Dr. Li record what he exactly did that day, and the places where notes are made is very illegible. As a result of this, on the one hand, plaintiff describes what she perceived as a manipulation of her right knee. On the other hand, defendant seems to contend that he was performing a left hip adjustment, which plaintiff contends involved applying force to her right knee. (See Part 6 of 7.)
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