When patients in Wisconsin seek emergency care from a physician at a medical facility, they expect that he or she will have training from a medical school and not YouTube.com. Unfortunately, for one patient in another state, the physician that attempted to treat him sought knowledge from the popular website to learn how to perform a life-saving medical procedure. A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against the medical facility on behalf of the patient's estate.
It was only a reported sore throat to led the man to seek the care of emergency room physicians at a nearby hospital. After examination, the man was treated with medicines and discharged. Just hours later, a suspected allergic reaction to the medical treatment he received led him back to the hospital.