Improper Performance

Malpractice claims alleging improper performance

  • Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia

    Failure to properly manage shoulder dystocia

    A 35-year-old woman went to an obstetrics/gynecology practice for confirmation of pregnancy and prenatal care. She had a history of three prior pregnancies, with two ending in miscarriage.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat infection

    Failure to diagnose and treat infection

    A 72-year-old woman with a history of diabetes went to the emergency department due to pain in her left eye. The ED physician suspected orbital cellulitis, but CBC and CT scans were normal.

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  • Delay in surgery and improper performance

    Delay in surgery and improper performance

    On December 24, a 64-year-old man fell from a ladder and injured his left forearm. He came to the emergency department. An x-ray showed a displaced and complete fracture of radial and ulnar shafts.

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  • Reporter 2019 Ophthalmology

    Reporter 2019 Ophthalmology

    Improper performance of cataract surgery; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • Reporter 2019 Radiology

    Reporter 2019 Radiology

    Performing an MRI when contraindicated; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • CASE STUDY VIDEO: Failure to Insist on EMS Transport

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  • CASE STUDY VIDEO: Failure to Recognize Retained Sponge

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  • Failure to properly interpret BRCA test results

    In December 2011, a 40-year-old woman came to her ob-gyn for a well-woman visit. Per the patient’s request, breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) testing was scheduled to take place in 10 days.

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  • Improper performance of carpal tunnel surgery

    A 56-year-old man with a history of fibromyalgia and depression went to his his primary care physician due to sensory changes in his upper arms. The patient was referred to an orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Reporter Quarter 2 2019

    Reporter Quarter 2 2019

    From difficult to dangerous: How to handle disruptive patients; How to address ethical misconduct by a colleague or staff member; Improper performance of breast biopsy; Improper prescribing

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  • Reporter 2019 Dermatology

    Reporter 2019 Dermatology

    Failure to respond to complications in a timely manner; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • Case Study: Failure to supervise aesthetician

    Case Study: Failure to supervise aesthetician

    A 33-year-old woman sought laser hair removal at a plastic surgeon’s medical spa, located next to his medical office.

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  • Reporter 2018 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2018 Orthopedics

    Improper performance of left carpal tunnel surgery; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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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.

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  • Failure to monitor thiamine levels

    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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  • Reporter Quarter 3 2018

    Reporter Quarter 3 2018

    CME - Human Trafficking; Communicating with millennials; Wernicke's encephalopathy: Failure to monitor thiamine levels; Failure to obtain consent for esophageal dilation; TMLT Board Election 2019

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  • Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    Failure to diagnose cornual pregnancy

    A 33-year-old woman came to the emergency department (ED) complaining of bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.

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  • Failure to insist on EMS transport

    At 8:30 a.m., a patient’s wife called her husband’s family physician and requested an appointment because her husband was experiencing chest pain that began the previous evening.

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  • Failure to diagnose rhabdomyolysis

    At 3:20 p.m., a 3-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of fever, lethargy, sore throat, severe leg pain bilaterally with decreased sensation, and absent reflexes.

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  • Failure to monitor patient’s postoperative INR

    A 54-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon with complaints of chronic bilateral hip pain lasting for 30 years.

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  • Failure to properly supervise

    A 28-year-old woman came to an orthopedic clinic with right hip pain lasting for two weeks. Orthopedist A’s physician’s assistant (PA) examined the patient and obtained x-rays.

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  • Failure to evaluate patient

    A 72-year-old man was evaluated by Ophthalmologist A on several occasions. The patient had cataracts, with best corrected visual acuity of 20/25 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye.

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