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A 51-year-old woman came to the emergency department (ED) of a large hospital with excessive vaginal bleeding, progressive diarrhea, and dizziness over the past three days.
On May 1, 2013, a 69-year-old man came to the ED with worsening shortness of breath. The patient’s history included smoking, COPD, and an occluded right coronary artery.
Failure to diagnose heart disease and improper prescribing; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Tracking patient follow up and diagnostic test results (CME); 2018 Risk Management trends analysis; Failure to manage risk of shoulder dystocia; Failure to follow up on syncope; Board Election 2020
At 6:51 p.m., a 62-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a local hospital reporting pain in the “chest wall area.”
A 74-year-old woman visited Cardiologist A with symptoms of congestive heart failure. She had a history of dilated cardiomyopathy, mitral valve regurgitation, and significant pulmonary hypertension.
At 9:30 am, a 43-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a metropolitan hospital. He reported chest pain, dizziness, diaphoresis, shortness of breath, and pain going down his arms.
Transgender health care (CME); Compassionate health care: 2017 Legislative highlights; Failure to correctly label lab specimens and follow up; Mismanagement of anticoagulant medication
Failure to properly supervise and treat conservatively; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy
A 66-year-old man came to his internist with complaints of shortness of breath and chest pain that had been present for three to four weeks.
A woman in her early 60s was referred to a cardiologist for chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. The patient reported a history of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Failure to diagnose and treat acute myocardial infarction; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to diagnose and treat; Online reputation management for physicians
Failure to monitor patient during stress test; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Alleged failure to cease administration of hepaprin; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies; Medefense coverage enhanced
Case study and article on how to document the informed refusal, and recommendations that may help minimize the risk of lawsuits related to patient refusals.