Resistance factor: Physicians change prescribing practices; FDA proposes labeling changes to OTC pain relievers; A sleepy nation: diagnosing and treating sleep disorders (expired CME); Failure to diagnose and notify ED physicians; Improper performance of laser skin treatment; IHI initiates "5 Million Lives Campaign"
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Failure to monitor warfarin levels
A 70-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension was taken to Hospital A, due to severe aortic stenosis.
Failure to properly manage warfarin dose
An 89-year-old woman suffered a fractured right femur requiring surgical repair. She had a complicated history and comorbidities.
A 50-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a large medical center with symptoms that suggested cellulitis. He had a fever of 102.4 degrees, and his blood pressure was 163/92 mm Hg.
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
Overprescribing pain medication
This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case. It involves a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication. This presentation illustrates how action or inaction on the part of the phy
Reporter 2019 Anesthesiology
Negligently prescribing pain medication; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Reporter 2019 Emergency Medicine
Failure to properly assess and manage patient's medications; Guidelines for the release of medical records
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 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