Gastroenterology

News and case studies for gastroenterologists

  • Failure to protect patient’s airway

    A 41-year-old man came to the emergency room on August 21 with severe abdominal pain for 5 days, vomiting, nausea, and inability to eat.

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  • Failure to obtain consent for esophageal dilation

    On May 6, a 79-year-old man came to a gastroenterologist for an evaluation of iron deficiency anemia. The patient’s chart included a history of solid food dysphagia.

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  • Failure to monitor thiamine levels

    A 50-year-old woman consulted with a bariatric surgeon for weight reduction surgery. The patient was 5’ 4” and weighed 265 pounds.

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  • Failure to monitor patient postoperatively

    A 31-year-old woman arrived at a rural hospital emergency department (ED) with severe nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain that had lasted for two days.

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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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  • 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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  • Negligence in prescribing bowel prep medications

    On June 23, a 71-year-old woman came to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of polyps. The patient had no constipation, but reported right lower quadrant pain.

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  • Procedure performed when contraindicated

    A 67-year-old man was referred by his primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for a routine screening colonoscopy.

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  • Wrong site surgery

    A 72-year-old woman was referred by her primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of right lower quadrant abdominal pain.

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  • Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology

    Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; 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 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2015 Gastroenterology

    Failure to follow up; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2013 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2013 Gastroenterology

    Procedure performed when contraindicated; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2012 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2012 Gastroenterology

    Negligence in prescribing bowel prep medication; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyberliability coverage to all policies; Medefense coverage enhanced

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  • Diagnostic Errors

    Case study and current research on the prevalence of diagnostic errors, common causes, and ways to prevent these types of errors.

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