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A 61-year-old woman with a history of colon polyps was referred to General Surgeon A for a colonoscopy.
Failure to monitor patient following bariatric surgery
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.
Reporter 2018 General Surgery
Unnecessary surgery, Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Reporter 2013 General Surgery
Failure to properly advise patient; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Reporter 2011 General Surgery
Failure to diagnose surgical complications; HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Reporter 2017 General Surgery
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
Failure to properly advise patient
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.
Failure to obtain informed consent
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.
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 General Surgery
Failure to perform pre-operative exam; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
The Reporter Quarter 2 2016
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
Reporter 2015 General Surgery
Wrong site surgery; 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 2012 General Surgery
Improper performance of tumor resection; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Reporter 2009 General Surgery
Failure to diagnose complications; PIAA releases general surgery closed claim data; EMR product evaluation tool now available from TMA
Reporter 2008 General Surgery
Failure to diagnose complications; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Reporter 2007 General Surgery
Failure to arrange for follow-up care; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion
Reporter 2006 General Surgery
Complications not recognized; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?
Reporter 2005 General Surgery