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A 51-year-old man was scheduled for a right knee replacement revision on August 3 at a local hospital. The revision was required because of loosening hardware.
A 58-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon reporting unrelenting back pain and radiculopathy into her right leg. The patient described the pain as 10 out of 10.
Negligently prescribing pain medication; Guidelines for the release of medical records
A 58-year-old man came to Neurosurgeon A for treatment of neck pain with radiation to his arms. The patient had a history of hypertension and diabetes.
A 41-year-old man came to the emergency room on August 21 with severe abdominal pain for 5 days, vomiting, nausea, and inability to eat.
Failure to timely intubate patient; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Failure to protect the airway; HIPAA and patient privacy
An 8-year-old girl with a history of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve and aortic stenosis was in need of restorative dental work for dental decay/cavities.
A 68-year-old woman residing at an assisted living facility was having syncopal episodes that resulted in falls with minor head trauma.
A 41-year-old woman was referred to an orthopedic surgeon. She had a history of progressive lumbar scoliosis secondary to spasticity from congenital diastematomyelia.
Failure to properly manage high-risk patient; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to make a timely diagnosis; Dos and Don'ts of Renewing Your Texas Medical License
Failure to order chest x-ray; Online reputation management for physicians
Vision loss following surgery; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
A 52-year-old man fell from a tree and fractured his ankle. His family brought him to the emergency department of a local hospital at 8:30 p.m.
Brief overview of sleep apnea, two closed claim studies that feature it, and ways to reduce liability when treating sleep apnea patients.
Failure to adequately assess patient; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Case study and current research on the prevalence of diagnostic errors, common causes, and ways to prevent these types of errors.
Failure to monitor patient during outpatient surgery; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Discussion of more challenging TMB rules: new death certificate requirements, standing delegation rules, and office-based anesthesia rules.