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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.
Wrong site surgery
A 35-year-old man came to Orthopedic Surgeon A on referral from his primary care physician. The patient reported pain in his right buttock, thigh, and leg for the past nine months.
Reporter 2018 Orthopedics
Improper performance of left carpal tunnel surgery; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Reporter 2017 Orthopedics
Alleged wrong-site surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
Failure to diagnose femur fracture
A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The man hit the side of a trailer and was thrown off his motorcycle.
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 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.
Reporter 2016 Orthopedics
Failure to follow up with STAT lab order; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2015 Orthopedics
Failure to properly supervise; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2014 Orthopedics
Failure to monitor patient's postoperative INR; Online reputation management for physicians
Reporter 2013 Orthopedics
Failure to diagnose femur fracture; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Reporter 2012 Orthopedics
Failure to properly perform surgery; diagnose gangrene; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Reporter 2011 Orthopedics
Failure to treat post-operative infection; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Reporter 2010 Orthopedics
Improper performance; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Reporter 2009 Orthopedics
Failure to diagnose, treat complications; TMLT continues fight to maintain medical liability reform
Reporter 2008 Orthopedics
Failure to timely treat infection; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Reporter 2007 Orthopedics
Failure to diagnose infection; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion
Reporter 2006 Orthopedics
Incorrect implant placed; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?
Reporter 2005 Orthopedics
Medication error; PIAA releases national orthopaedic closed claim data
Reporter 2004 Orthopedics