Pediatrics

Read TMLT content exclusively curated for pediatricians, including case studies and specialty news.

  • Improper management of diabetic ketoacidosis

    Improper management of diabetic ketoacidosis

    On Dec. 15 at 10:23 a.m., a 12-year-old boy with a history of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus came to an ED with sore throat, cough, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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  • Reporter 2018 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2018 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose anemia; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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  • Failure to diagnose anemia

    A 17-month-old girl was brought to Pediatrician A for complete vaccinations on October 20. This visit was documented as “vaccines only.”

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  • Failure to properly treat

    Failure to properly treat

    A 9-month-old boy was brought by his mother to his pediatrician’s office for treatment of a possible insect bite on the left buttock. The lesion appeared two days before, and had grown in size.

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  • Failure to obtain informed consent

    Failure to obtain informed consent

    A boy was born in a small medical center and evaluated one day later by a pediatrician. The results of the newborn exam were essentially normal, though the patient was noted to be a little jaundiced.

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  • Reporter 2019 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2019 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose meningitis; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • Reporter 2017 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2017 Pediatrics

    Failure to obtain parental consent for circumcision; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Failure to diagnose tuberculosis

    A two-year-old boy with a five-day history of intermittent fever and stomachache was brought to his pediatrician. The child was diagnosed with a viral syndrome and treated with simethicone drops

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  • Failure to diagnose rhabdomyolysis

    At 3:20 p.m., a 3-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of fever, lethargy, sore throat, severe leg pain bilaterally with decreased sensation, and absent reflexes.

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  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis

    A 6-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother, came to Pediatrician A for a sick visit on October 21. The child had a five-day history of fussiness, sore throat, coughing, vomiting, stomach pain.

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  • Failure to diagnose pneumonia

    A five-year-old girl was brought by her parents to a clinic and seen by a pediatrician as a new patient. The patient came with a one-day history of fever recorded as 104.5 degrees.

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  • Reporter 2016 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2016 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose appendicitis; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2015 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2014 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2014 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose pneumonia; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • Reporter 2013 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2013 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose appendicitis; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2012 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2012 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose hydrocephalus; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2011 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2011 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose and treat hypertension; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules

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  • Reporter 2010 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2010 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose streptococcus pneumoniae; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination

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  • Reporter 2009 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2009 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose meningitis; PIAA releases national pediatric closed claim data; EMR product evaluation tool now available from TMA

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  • Reporter 2008 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2008 Pediatrics

    Failure to manage cardiopulmonary arrest; TMLT policies provide coverage for TMB, other disciplinary actions; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation

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