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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.
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.
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.
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.
Reporter 2017 Gastroenterology
Negligence and failure to arrange adequate follow-up care; HIPAA and patient privacy
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.
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.
Procedure performed when contraindicated
A 67-year-old man was referred by his primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for a routine screening colonoscopy.
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.
Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology
Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2015 General Surgery
Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2013 Gastroenterology
Procedure performed when contraindicated; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Reporter 2012 Gastroenterology
Negligence in prescribing bowel prep medication; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyberliability coverage to all policies; Medefense coverage enhanced