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Overprescribing Pain Medication
This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication.
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.
Failure to discontinue medication
A 34-year-old woman came to an ob-gyn for prenatal care on May 25. This was the patient’s fifth pregnancy.
10 Things that Get Physicians Sued
This publication will describe 10 common errors that can increase the risk of a malpractice suit, and offer risk management techniques to address these issues.
Failure to restart anticoagulants
A 66-year-old man came to an internal medicine physician with a complaint of shuffling gait. He had a complex medical history, including a history of stroke.
Ordering improper medication
A 40-year-old man with a history of a Grade 4 gliosarcoma underwent a left parietal craniotomy at Hospital A.
Failure to manage medications
In December 2008, a 76-year-old woman came to an internist to establish a primary care relationship and to seek treatment for itching.
Failure to prescribe correct medication dosage
On June 1, a 37-year-old man with complaints of a two-week history of progressively worsening dizziness and unsteady gait came to the ED of a large hospital.
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.
The Reporter Quarter 3 2017
Preparing for a deposition; Prescribing issues: Opioids and off-label medications (CME); Overprescribing NSAIDS; Failure to diagnose; Failure to correctly prescribe and instruct in taking medication
Reporter 2017 Internal Medicine
Failure to properly manage warfarin dosage; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy
The Reporter Quarter 3 2016
Building cultural competency; Treating and accommodating patients under the ADA, part two (CME); Unnecessary surgery; Failure to monitor warfarin prescription; TMLT board election 2017
New Format for Closed Claim Studies
Reporter 2015 Internal Medicine
Failure to manage medications; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Drug Name Mix-Ups: FDA Issues a New Warning
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning regarding potential confusion caused by the similar names of two drugs: Brintellix (vortioxetine), an antidepressant, and Brilinta.
Reporter 2015 Pain Management
Failure to recognize prescription drug abuse; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2014 Hematology-Oncology
Failure to prescribe correct medication dosage; Online reputation management for physicians
The Reporter Volume1 2014
Claims by specialty: a look at PIAA national closed claim data; What you should know about the new TMB rules; HIPAA: Clear and present danger; Negligence in prescribing chemotherapy; medication error
The Reporter Volume 6 2013
Do you know your cyber liability risks?; Avoiding seven common malpractice pitfalls (2.5-hour CME); Prescription Access in Texas Database (PAT)
The Reporter Volume 4 2013