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Deposition of Dr. John Smith M. D. by Mind Map: Deposition of Dr. John Smith M. D.
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Deposition of Dr. John Smith M. D.

Category: Medical Malpractice Dr. John Smith is under suspicion to have failed to notice signs of patient's internal bleeding that lead to his death


Exhibit 1

Death certificate

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Exhibit 4

Medical document

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Medical document

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Medical history

Patient Background

Medical history


Autoimmune disorder


Doctor Background

Are you board-certified in internal medicine?

No, family practice, Have you ever treated a patient for pelvic fracture?, No, Yes, Have you treated patients for kidney, heart or lung disease?, No, Yes


10/09/11 - 10/12/11 Events at the hospital

Did you find any inaccuracies in the medical records?


Yes, Nurses' handwriting unclear, Are you claiming that any of the nurses caused or contributed to the death of the patient?, No, Yes, Other doctor, Did you rely on any information provided by any doctor who saw and treated the patient at the hospital in formulating your diagnosis or plan of medical care?, No, Yes

Did you talk to the orthopaedic doctor?

No contact


Read written chart, Did you look at X-ray films of broken pelvis?, Yes, No, relied on written report by radiologist

You noted "renal insufficiency" on the chart. Does that refer to decrease in kidney function?


Yes, What was his output at the time of his admittance to the hospital?, Creatinine above average, Did that cause you to do anything with respect to the management of the patient's kidneys?, No, Yes

Is there danger of bleeding associated with this type of pelvic fracture?


Yes, Are you familiar with the term retroperitoneum hematoma?, No, Yes, Were you aware of the risks associated?, Yes, No