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The practice of plastic surgery often produces uncertainties. Patients judge the success of surgical outcomes based on their personal standards, so it is important to manage any misconceptions.
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.
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.
A 61-year-old woman with a history of colon polyps was referred to General Surgeon A for a colonoscopy.
In February 2012, a 77-year-old woman came to a new ophthalmology group and was seen by Ophthalmologist A.
Failure to diagnose epidural abscess; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Failure to timely intubate patient; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
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This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a pain management specialist treating a patient for back pain.
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.
In December 2008, a 76-year-old woman came to an internist to establish a primary care relationship and to seek treatment for itching.
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.
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.
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
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Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to communicate emergent findings; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to follow up; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Failure to communicate; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License