Pediatrics

News and case studies for pediatricians

  • 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

    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

    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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  • FDA requires changes to labeling for opioid cough and cold medicines

    The FDA is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription cough and cold medicines containing opioids in patients younger than 18 years old.

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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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