Defense of Screening and Treatment Claim

Defense of Screening and Treatment Claim

Walter J. Melendres represented a hospital in a case in which the Plaintiff alleged that the hospital violated EMTALA in failing to provide appropriate medical screening and treatment to a driver involved in a single car MVA that allegedly resulted in his death at the local jail from internal hemorrhage. Medical issues in the case included the appropriateness of the emergency physician’s examination, assessment, and discharge of the patient and the cause of the patient’s internal hemorrhage.