Stroke

Closed claim studies involving the diagnosis and treatment of stroke

  • Failure to discuss interruption of anticoagulation

    Failure to discuss interruption of anticoagulation

    A 72-year-old man came to a surgeon, who confirmed the patient had a reducible right inguinal hernia. The patient’s medical history included a CVA four years earlier.

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  • Failure to diagnose postpartum stroke

    Failure to diagnose postpartum stroke

    The first documented assessment of the patient in the ED revealed a temperature of 97.9 degrees; pulse 53; respirations 20; blood pressure 147/77 mm Hg; oxygen saturation 97%.

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  • Failure to monitor patient exhibiting signs of stroke

    Failure to monitor patient exhibiting signs of stroke

    A 58-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol arrived in the ED by ambulance. She reported numbness and blurred vision.

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  • Failure to monitor warfarin levels

    Failure to monitor warfarin levels

    A 70-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension was taken to Hospital A, due to severe aortic stenosis.

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  • Failure to restart anticoagulants

    Failure to restart anticoagulants

    A 66-year-old man came to an internal medicine physician reporting a shuffling gait. He had a complex medical history, including a history of stroke.

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