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Where is the liability risk?. Liability cases in three states Very consistent theme Young males who have previously had a splenectomy (no documentation of PPV) Subsequently hospitalized (in some, multiple times) – not given PPV

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Where is the liability risk
Where is the liability risk?

  • Liability cases in three states

    • Very consistent theme

      • Young males who have previously had a splenectomy (no documentation of PPV)

        • Subsequently hospitalized (in some, multiple times) – not given PPV

        • At least one case had visits to primary care physicians and an emergency department – not given PPV

      • All three developed purpura fulminans (two with significant amputations, one with menigitis and renal failure, one death)


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Where is the liability risk?

  • In one case, the patient was screened by the hospital as a part of the QIO inpatient immunization project

    • Deemed ineligible because the patient was not > 65 years of age


Amsden said the jury's verdict would send a message to the hospital that it is focusing on the wrong areas for cost savings. Jordan's last day at the hospital cost $18,000 - the vaccine would have cost $25.


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