Is a Doctor Liable if a Patient Injures Someone?
Question: A 52-year-old male with back pain and hypertension came in for a follow-up appointment after diet, exercise and chiropractic care all failed to improve his hypertension. His blood pressure was at critical level, 195/106. The patient's internist wanted to see the patient right away, and after leaving my practice, the patient fainted while driving and nearly struck a young girl. Would I be liable if she was injured?