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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.
Improper performance of cataract surgery; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Failure to treat in timely manner; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Negligence in placing incorrect lens; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
In February 2012, a 77-year-old woman came to a new ophthalmology group and was seen by Ophthalmologist A.
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.
A 59-year-old man came to his ophthalmologist complaining of ongoing visual problems. He had a long, complicated history that included uveitis, inflammation, and glaucoma.
A 63-year-old man came to Ophthalmologist A complaining of visual changes to both eyes. He had a history of bilateral cataracts.
A 41-year-old woman was referred to an orthopedic surgeon. She had a history of progressive lumbar scoliosis secondary to spasticity from congenital diastematomyelia.
Failure to evaluate patient; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Failure to conduct an appropriate preoperative assessment; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Cataract surgery not indicated; TMLT continues fight to maintain medical liability reform
Failure to diagnose and refer; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Negligence in prescribing; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion