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    Pathology Error Results in Alleged Delay

    A gentleman presented to his doctor with a “mole” on the back of his hand. A biopsy of the mole was performed, and the specimen was sent..

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    Patient Monitoring/Medication Management

    This case involves a 32 y/o white, married male who was initially diagnosed with atopic dermatitis in year 2000. At that time his...

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    Hospital Employee's Drug Diversion Scheme

    A drug-addicted surgical scrub tech assigned to my operating room allegedly stole syringes of fentanyl...

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    Failure to Follow Office Policy

    This case reminds us of two very important principles concerning the adoption of healthcare policies and procedures...

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    Black Box Warning -Indefensible Claim

    In a recent case, a MagMutual insured physician initiated a trial of iron therapy with IV INFeD. The nursing staff met with the patient...

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    Gadolinium-induced NSF Claim

    A 31 year-old male was referred to the neurologist’s office by his nephrologist for complaints of severe headaches. The neurologist was...

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    The Sequelae of a Delayed Diagnosis

    An orthopedic surgeon evaluated a man in the emergency department who had sustained a severely painful injury to his left calf earlier that...

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    Delay in Diagnosis of Colorectal

    This case involves a patient who had been under the care of the same physician for 9 years. During this time he complained...

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    Inconsistent Prescribing Practices

    A middle-aged female patient was referred to pain management by her primary care physician (PCP) for treatment of chronic pain in her...

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    Shoulder Dystocia Claim

    A 29-year-old female patient G2, P1 presented with a past history of shoulder dystocia in her first delivery. Her EDC...

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    17 month Delay of Melanoma Diagnosis

    A woman in her 50's with a 16 year history of multiple sclerosis and wheelchair bound, presented to her family practice physician (FP)...

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    Failure to Diagnose Case

    A 61 year old female with a long history of smoking, hypertension and significant osteoporosis suffered a hip fracture. In addition...

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