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Reporter 2019 Emergency Medicine
Failure to properly assess and manage patient's medications; Guidelines for the release of medical records
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 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.
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.
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.
Reporter 2017 Emergency Medicine
Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary syndrome; HIPAA and patient privacy
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Reporter 2016 Emergency Medicine
Medication error at patient discharge; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2017 General Surgery
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
Reporter 2016 General Surgery
Failure to perform pre-operative exam; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2015 Emergency Medicine
Failure to make a timely diagnosis; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2014 General Surgery
Failure to obtain informed consent; Online reputation management for physicians
Reporter 2014 Emergency Medicine
Failure to diagnose myocardial infarction; Online reputation management for physicians
Reporter 2013 General Surgery