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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.
Failure to diagnose anemia; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
A 17-month-old girl was brought to Pediatrician A for complete vaccinations on October 20. This visit was documented as “vaccines only.”
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.
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.
Failure to diagnose meningitis; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Failure to obtain parental consent for circumcision; HIPAA and patient privacy
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Failure to diagnose appendicitis; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to diagnose pneumonia; Online reputation management for physicians
Failure to diagnose appendicitis; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Failure to diagnose hydrocephalus; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Failure to diagnose and treat hypertension; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Failure to diagnose streptococcus pneumoniae; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Failure to diagnose meningitis; PIAA releases national pediatric closed claim data; EMR product evaluation tool now available from TMA
Failure to manage cardiopulmonary arrest; TMLT policies provide coverage for TMB, other disciplinary actions; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation