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A summary of radiology closed claim data from the MPL Association Data Sharing Project.
A 40-year-old man came to his family physician with complaints of left shoulder pain for two weeks. The physician ordered an MRI and administered an injection of methylprednisolone and lidocaine.
Performing an MRI when contraindicated; Guidelines for the release of medical records
A 44-year-old woman with a history of IV drug use was treated at a clinic for a foot infection and back spasms.
On July 22, a 64-year-old woman came to the emergency department (ED) of a local hospital. The patient had undergone back surgery five days earlier, and she came to the ED for a possible overdose.
Failure to diagnose epidural abscess; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Failure to report misplaced central line; HIPAA and patient privacy
A 33-year-old woman came to the emergency department (ED) complaining of bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.
A 55-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital in New Mexico for a colostomy reversal.
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
Failure to communicate emergent findings; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to communicate; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Failure to diagnose tuberculosis; Online reputation for physicians
Negligence in issuing an inaccurate report; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Case study and current research on the prevalence of diagnostic errors, common causes, and ways to prevent these types of errors.
Failure to diagnose normal pressure hydrocephalus; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
Delay in diagnosing cervical spine fracture; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Failure to diagnose Rathke's cleft cyst; TMLT continues fight to maintain medical liability reform
Misinterpretation of pelvic ultrasound; ACR journal releases information on the role of radiology assistants; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Failure to diagnose AAA; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion