Case Study Jim And Ron

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1. In this case, Missy sustained an injury after administration of a hot pack even though she was being monitored by Jim (PTA). Ron (PT) was responsible for the duties of Jim. Therefore, both Jim and Ron failed to care for Missy that comply with the legal standard of care and are most likely liable for professional negligence. Jim and Ron may also face malpractice liability without regard to fault if the hot pack was dangerously defective. Malpractice liability occurs when the health care professional is held legally responsible for the patient’s injuries during the course of care.
2. The primary health care professional Ron (PT) may face primary liability. Jim (PTA) who was working under supervision of the primary health care professional
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