This case involves a middle aged female patient who presented to the ER with a sore on her arm. The patient’s husband had had a similar sore on his leg a few weeks prior to her presentation at the ER. The Plaintiff’s husband had his sore cultured and diagnosed as MRSA and was successfully treated. The Plaintiff was seen by a physician assistant during her visit to the ER who, despite being aware of the Plaintiff’s husband’s MRSA infection, did not order any tests. Subsequently, she was discharged from the hospital with a prescription for antibiotics. The Plaintiff’s sore continued to worsen despite the antibiotics over the course of the next few days. She returned to the ER for a second time, where she was again seen by a physician assistant instead of a physician. Again, no culture or additional testing was done and the patient was discharged. A few days later, she returned to the ER again, now with pain in her shoulder. She was seen by a physician assistant again, who advised her that the pain was just inflammation and she was again discharged. A few days later, the patient collapsed while at work and was taken to the hospital, where it was discovered that she was suffering from massive sepsis. Despite efforts by hospital staff to save her life, the patient expired shortly after arrival at the hospital. It was alleged that the patient’s sore should have been tested during her visit to the emergency room, and that she would have had a better outcome had her MRSA been identified sooner.