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Question: 1. In the following situations, state the likelihood that a claim of negligence could be substant…
1. In the following situations, state the likelihood that a claim of negligence could be substantiated. Do you have enough information to make this determination? If so, identify the person or persons whom you think might be held liable. If not , determine the additional information that you might need to make a decision.

A. A patient has had recent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. The PT instructs the PTA to progress the exercises “as tolerated,” and the PTA has the patient start exercises using resistance. When the patient returns to the physician for a follow-up exam, the physician informs him that the repair does not appear to have been successful.

B. A patient has sustained a hip fracture and is not allowed to bear weight through the involved lower extremity, but he has difficulty maintaining his non-weight-bearing status during activity. While ambulating in physical therapyhe frequently puts his full weight onto his involved leg despite being reminded not to do so. The patient later needs a hip replacement due to the fracture not healing properly.

C. A patient performing stabilization exercises on a ball falls to the ground and breaks a wrist when the ball suddenly ruptures

D. A patient in the clinic parking lot slips and falls, hitting his head and sustaining a cut that requires stitches.