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On June 25, a 35-year-old man came to an emergency department (ED) reporting right lower abdominal pain following exercise.
Unnecessary surgery, Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
A 61-year-old woman with a history of colon polyps was referred to General Surgeon A for a colonoscopy.
A 22-year-old, morbidly obese woman came to a bariatric surgical center for a sleeve gastrectomy procedure. The patient completed extensive preoperative diagnostic testing and education.
Failure to properly advise patient; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Failure to diagnose surgical complications; HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Failure to communicate test results; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
A 37-year-old woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with a strong family history for breast cancer, had a mammogram performed as part of an annual exam.
On June 30, a 63-year-old female patient came to her surgeon with an MRI report of ruptured implants in both of her breasts.
A 72-year-old woman was referred by her primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
Failure to perform pre-operative exam; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
2015 risk management trends; Treating and accommodating patients under the Americans with Disabilities Act, part one (CME); Failure to diagnose breast cancer; Failure to use correct surgical hardware
Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Failure to obtain informed consent; Online reputation management for physicians
Improper performance of tumor resection; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Failure to diagnose complications; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Failure to arrange for follow-up care; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion
Complications not recognized; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?
Procedure not indicated; PIAA releases national general surgery closed claim data