Adams v. Via Christi Regional Medical Center

In Adams v. Via Christi Regional Medical Center, 270 Kan. 824, 834, 19 P.3d 132, 139 (2001) the Kansas Supreme Court determined that the consultant owed a duty to the patient in that case, and was thus subject to liability. The consultant in Adams discussed the case with the decedent's mother, who had called him about her daughter's pregnancy, and offered a medical opinion. He had been the treating family physician and the court concluded that his earlier physician-patient relationship was "renewed." The doctor had "taken some action to give medical assistance." 270 Kan. at 837, 19 P.3d at 141.