Failure to Follow Up

Malpractice claims alleging failure to follow up

  • Reporter Quarter 1 2018

    Reporter Quarter 1 2018

    Transgender health care (CME); Compassionate health care: 2017 Legislative highlights; Failure to correctly label lab specimens and follow up; Mismanagement of anticoagulant medication

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  • Failure to follow up on mammogram

    Failure to follow up on mammogram

    A 54-year-old woman returned to her primary care physician, Family Physician A. The patient reported pain in her left arm, chest, and back that had continued for a week.

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  • Failure to diagnose Churg-Strauss Syndrome

    A 44-year-old man came to the ED with swelling of the lower extremities and ecchymosis present for the past six days. He denied nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

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  • Failure to follow up

    A 28-year-old woman came to her gastroenterologist with a history of diarrhea for the past three months. The physician performed a colonoscopy that resulted in a diagnosis of colitis.

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  • Reporter 2017 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2017 Gastroenterology

    Negligence and failure to arrange adequate follow-up care; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • The Reporter Quarter 2 2017

    The Reporter Quarter 2 2017

    Navigating end-of-life communications (CME); 2016 Risk management trends; Failure to monitor patient; Failure to schedule follow-up appointment; Charging your patients for medical record copies

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  • Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Failure to follow up with STAT lab order; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 Neurology

    Reporter 2015 Neurology

    Failure to order follow-up tests; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License

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  • The Reporter Volume 4 2015

    The Reporter Volume 4 2015

    TMLT launches Lone Star Alliance to cover out-of-state physicians; Following TMB guidelines for pain management; Risk management: outcomes and trends; Unnecessary surgery; Failure to follow up

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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 2014 Primary Care

    Reporter 2014 Primary Care

    Failure to follow up on mammogram; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • The Reporter Volume 6 2013

    The Reporter Volume 6 2013

    Do you know your cyber liability risks?; Avoiding seven common malpractice pitfalls (2.5-hour CME); Prescription Access in Texas Database (PAT)

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  • The Reporter Volume 1 2013

    The Reporter Volume 1 2013

    Legacy planning for physicians; Leveraging patient safety organizations to improve care; Failure to follow up with patient; Vicarious liability

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  • The Reporter July-August 2010

    The Reporter July-August 2010

    In memoriam: Dave W. Kittrell, MD; 10 medical liability myths; Cultural competence in health care (CME); Failure to diagnose Churg-Strauss Syndrome; Failure to timely review lab results

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  • Reporter 2007 General Surgery

    Reporter 2007 General Surgery

    Failure to arrange for follow-up care; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion

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  • The Reporter September-October 2007

    The Reporter September-October 2007

    Combating physician stress and burnout; Calculating the costs: the risks and rewards of ancillary services (CME); Stent placed in the wrong kidney; Failure to follow while prescribing narcotics

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  • Reporter 2006 Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Reporter 2006 Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Failure to diagnose, treat tubo-ovarian abscess; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?

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  • Reporter 2002 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2002 Orthopedics

    National statistics and case study; Closed claim trends

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  • Reporter 2002 Emergency Medicine

    Reporter 2002 Emergency Medicine

    Failure to diagnose MI; PIAA emergency medicine closed claim statistics; EMTALA requirements and compliance guidelines

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