Communication Errors

Malpractice cases alleging communication errors

  • Reporter 2018 Radiology

    Reporter 2018 Radiology

    Failure to diagnose epidural abscess; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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  • Reporter 2018 Anesthesiology

    Reporter 2018 Anesthesiology

    Failure to timely intubate patient; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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  • Reporter Quarter 3 2018

    Reporter Quarter 3 2018

    CME - Human Trafficking; Communicating with millennials; Wernicke's encephalopathy: Failure to monitor thiamine levels; Failure to obtain consent for esophageal dilation; TMLT Board Election 2019

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  • Failure to Communicate MRI Results

    Failure to Communicate MRI Results

    This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a pain management specialist treating a patient for back pain.

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  • Failure to restart anticoagulants

    A 66-year-old man came to an internal medicine physician with a complaint of shuffling gait. He had a complex medical history, including a history of stroke.

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  • Failure to manage medications

    In December 2008, a 76-year-old woman came to an internist to establish a primary care relationship and to seek treatment for itching.

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  • Failure to properly advise patient

    A 37-year-old woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with a strong family history for breast cancer, had a mammogram performed as part of an annual exam.

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  • Failure to obtain informed consent

    On June 30, a 63-year-old female patient came to her surgeon with an MRI report of ruptured implants in both of her breasts.

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  • Reporter 2017 General Surgery

    Reporter 2017 General Surgery

    Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • The Reporter Quarter 4 2016

    The Reporter Quarter 4 2016

    Should you Google your patients?; TMLT's closed claims: Communication errors; TMLT 2016 scholarship winning essay.

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  • Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology

    Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2016 Radiology

    Reporter 2016 Radiology

    Failure to communicate emergent findings; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2015 Gastroenterology

    Failure to follow up; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2015 Radiology

    Reporter 2015 Radiology

    Failure to communicate; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2015 Cardiology

    Reporter 2015 Cardiology

    Delay in treatment; Dos and Don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2012 Cardiology

    Reporter 2012 Cardiology

    Alleged failure to cease administration of hepaprin; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies; Medefense coverage enhanced

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  • Reporter 2009 Anesthesiology

    Reporter 2009 Anesthesiology

    Failure to document, communicate; PIAA releases national anesthesiology closed claim data

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  • Reporter 2008 Primary Care

    Reporter 2008 Primary Care

    Failure to diagnose cardiomyopathy; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation

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  • Reporter 2006 Radiology

    Reporter 2006 Radiology

    Failure to communicate; USP issues report on frequency of errors in radiological services; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?

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