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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 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