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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.
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 guide to preventing claims and promoting patient safety
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.
A 41-year-old man came to the ED 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 scheduled for restorative dental work for dental decay/cavities.
A 68-year-old woman living in an assisted living facility had syncopal episodes that resulted in falls with minor head trauma.
A 41-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon. Her history included progressive lumbar scoliosis secondary to spasticity from congenital diastematomyelia.
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
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.
TMB rules you may not know but should; CRNAs and the anesthesia care team model (CME); Failure to diagnose pneumonia; Failure to conduct pre-operative evaluation