A new patient came into my office seeking help for neck pain radiating down her arm. Physical exam warranted an x-ray of her cervical spine. Prior to taking the x-ray I asked her to remove her necklace as any health care professional would. Treatment was rendered and she left the office at 1:30 PM. I treated a few more patients and closed the office at 3 PM.
The following day we got a message from the patient left the previous evening. She claimed her daughter "noticed she did not have the necklace on" at least four hours later while they were at dinner. This was also after she had commuted from center city Philadelphia to the suburbs. We looked for the necklace after receiving the message and of course could not find it.
Am I in anyway responsible for her necklace?
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