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Failure to timely intubate patient
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.
Failure to treat myocardial infarction
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.”
Failure to properly treat
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.
Failure to timely schedule a follow-up appointment
In February 2012, a 77-year-old woman came to a new ophthalmology group and was seen by Ophthalmologist A.
Reporter 2018 Radiology
Failure to diagnose epidural abscess; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Reporter 2018 Anesthesiology
Failure to timely intubate patient; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Reporter Quarter 3 2018
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Failure to Communicate MRI Results
This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a pain management specialist treating a patient for back pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reporter 2017 General Surgery
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology
Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2016 Radiology
Failure to communicate emergent findings; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2015 Gastroenterology
Failure to follow up; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Radiology
Failure to communicate; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Cardiology
Delay in treatment; Dos and Don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2012 Cardiology