Emergency Medicine

News and case studies for emergency medicine physicians

  • Reporter 2019 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2019 Emergency Medicine

    Failure to properly assess and manage patient's medications; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • 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.”

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  • Failure to diagnose epidural abscess

    A 44-year-old woman with a history of IV drug use was treated at a clinic for a foot infection and back spasms.

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  • Overprescribing NSAIDs

    A 50-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a large medical center with symptoms that suggested cellulitis. He had a fever of 102.4 degrees, and his blood pressure was 163/92 mm Hg.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary artery syndrome

    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.

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  • Reporter 2017 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2017 Emergency Medicine

    Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary syndrome; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    A 33-year-old woman came to the emergency department (ED) complaining of bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.

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  • Failure to diagnose rhabdomyolysis

    At 3:20 p.m., a 3-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of fever, lethargy, sore throat, severe leg pain bilaterally with decreased sensation, and absent reflexes.

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  • Failure to diagnose femur fracture

    A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The man hit the side of a trailer and was thrown off his motorcycle.

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  • Failure to diagnose spinal epidural abscess

    A 45-year-old woman with lower extremity weakness called EMS to her home. The patient was transported to a hospital ED with “new weakness and altered sensation to bilateral lower extremities.”

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  • Failure to diagnose myocardial infarction

    A 66-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) at 9:11 p.m. with chest pain. He was triaged at 9:14 p.m.

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  • Failure to diagnose myocardial infarction 2

    A 57-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance after developing chest tightness and shortness of breath followed by an unwitnessed syncopal episode.

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  • Reporter 2016 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2016 Emergency Medicine

    Medication error at patient discharge; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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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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  • Reporter 2016 General Surgery

    Reporter 2016 General Surgery

    Failure to perform pre-operative exam; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 General Surgery

    Reporter 2015 General Surgery

    Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2015 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2015 Emergency Medicine

    Failure to make a timely diagnosis; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2014 General Surgery

    Reporter 2014 General Surgery

    Failure to obtain informed consent; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • Reporter 2014 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2014 Emergency Medicine

    Failure to diagnose myocardial infarction; Online reputation management for physicians

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