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    Case Study: "Failure to Diagnose" Case

    A female patient with significant osteoporosis suffers a hip fracture. She is 61 and has a long history of smoking and hypertension that is...

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    Delayed Diagnosis Cases

    Claims of delayed diagnosis are becoming more frequent. The following three cases represent examples of the claims we’ve encountered...

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    Case Study: Risk Issues in Infectious Disease

    A 13 year-old girl visited her primary care provider on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for a sore throat. She tested positive for influenza... read more.

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    Conflict in Physician-Patient Relationships

    Studies suggest that between 10-15 percent of patient visits are described by the physician as "difficult". Read more.

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    Lack of informed consent

    A 16 year old female underwent a surgical plantar wart removal from the side of her left heel in her podiatrist’s office. Read more.

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    Death from Fentanyl Toxicity

    This case involves a thirty-three year-old male, who sustained wounds to his right middle finger, requiring numerous hospitalizations and...

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    Gaps in Documentation & Lab Tracking

    The case involves a 61-year-old female who underwent hip arthroplasty, subsequently developed a staph infection, which necessitated a surgical...

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    Informed Consent Gone Right

    The patient was an 82 year old male with chronic orthopedic conditions including left knee problems...

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    Orthopedist Fails to Communicate Urgent

    This case involves an orthopedic surgeon who ordered but did not review the results of his patient’s pre-operative x-ray findings...

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    Overdose Death, Allegations of Negligence

    This case involves the death of a thirty-year-old female who allegedly died from an accidental overdose of hydrocodone and acetaminophen...

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    Methadone for Opiate Naïve Patient

    This case arose out of the alleged negligent prescribing of Methadone, resulting in a 25 year old man’s death two days post tonsillectomy and

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    Physician’s Incomplete Documentation

    The plaintiff alleged the cardiologist failed to admit the patient for cardiac catheterization on the first day he saw him. Read more….

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