A precise diagnosis of hypokalemia secondary to licorice consumption requires a careful anamnesis, even though specific blood tests and urinalysis may give the definitive diagnosis. With respect to the sections of Entergy's and Cooper's motions that are traditional motions for summary judgment under Rule a c"[s]ummary judgment is appropriate only when there are no disputed issues of material fact and the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Prompt replacement of potassium to a safe level is mandatory. Manufacturers of component parts are generally required to supply reasonable instructions and warnings to their component-parts buyers regarding the risks associated with the use of their products. Products Liability 5, cmt.
It is undisputed that Entergy owned the electric distribution lines involved in the suit and that Brocken was an employee of a contractor that Entergy hired to construct, renovate, or modify an improvement to real property.
An Unexpected Cause of Severe Hypokalemia
Abdominal computed-tomography findings were unremarkable. In the electrocardiogram sinus rhythm was described, with prolonged QT interval of milliseconds Figure 1. In rare cases, incomplete phenotypes of tubular disorders become apparent after licorice ingestion. The court determines as a matter of law whether the user appreciates an obvious risk, unless the evidence raises fact issues that must be resolved. Electrocardiogram on admission shows sinus rhythm, mild increase in P waves, and mild depression of the ST segment.