Building cultural competency; Treating and accommodating patients under the Americans with Disabilities Act, part two (CME); Unnecessary surgery; Failure to monitor warfarin prescription; TMLT board election 2017
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In this edition of Case Closed, a video series that explores real TMLT medical malpractice cases, errors made by both a physician and pharmacy led to a patient receiving an improper prescription.
A 50-year-old man came to a nephrologist for renal insufficiency. The patient's history included ankylosing spondylitis and scleroderma.
Failure to diagnose heart disease and improper prescribing; Guidelines for the release of medical records
A 70-year-old woman with diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension was taken to the hospital due to severe aortic stenosis.
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
A 54-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon reporting chronic bilateral hip pain for 30 years.
Negligently prescribing pain medication; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Failure to properly assess and manage patient's medications; Guidelines for the release of medical records
A 40-year-old man with Grade 4 gliosarcoma underwent a left parietal craniotomy at Hospital A.
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
A 34-year-old woman came to an ob-gyn for prenatal care. This was the patient’s fifth pregnancy.
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.
A 66-year-old man came to an internal medicine physician reporting a shuffling gait.
A 50-year-old man came to the ED with symptoms that suggested cellulitis.
A 71-year-old woman came to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of polyps.
A 76-year-old woman came to an internist to establish a primary care relationship and to seek treatment for itching.
A 37-year-old man reporting a two-week history of progressively worsening dizziness and unsteady gait came to the ED.
An 89-year-old woman suffered a fractured right femur requiring surgical repair.
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
Failure to properly manage warfarin dosage; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy