Moore said he discovered the offensive classification including outdated diagnosis codes in June 2013 after a routine physical with Dr. Elaine Jones of the Torrance Health Association in May of 2013, according to the lawsuit, filed against Jones, Torrance Health Association, and the Torrance Memorial Physician Network. Moore alleges he suffered from intentional infliction of emotional distress and libel, according to the NBC4 report.
Lawyers for Torrance have since moved to dismiss sections of Moore’s lawsuit, saying it is ambiguous.
In a statement to NBC4, the Torrance Memorial Physicians Network said it took the appropriate steps to update and correct Moore’s medical records.
“Due to the highly complex software used in creating an electronic medical record, the incorrect code continued to exist in an electronic table only,” the statement said. “As a result, this incorrect diagnosis code was included on a paper copy of the record, which was provided only to the patient.”