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On December 24, a 64-year-old man fell from a ladder and injured his left forearm. He came to the emergency department. An x-ray showed a displaced and complete fracture of radial and ulnar shafts.
Complications from knee replacement surgery; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Improper performance of left carpal tunnel surgery; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
A summary of orthopedic closed claim data from the the MPL Association Data Sharing Project.
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.
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.
Alleged wrong-site surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
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.
A 54-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon with complaints of chronic bilateral hip pain lasting for 30 years.
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.
Failure to follow up with STAT lab order; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to properly supervise; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Failure to monitor patient's postoperative INR; Online reputation management for physicians
Failure to properly perform surgery; diagnose gangrene; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Failure to treat post-operative infection; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Improper performance; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Failure to diagnose, treat complications; TMLT continues fight to maintain medical liability reform
Failure to timely treat infection; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Failure to diagnose infection; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion
Incorrect implant placed; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?