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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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    Inadequate in Treating Wound Infection

    A woman presented to a plastic surgeon with considerable excess skin and trunk fat. She had previously had liposuction surgery...

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    Medication Risk/Benefit Analysis

    This case involved the death of a 64 y/o old married male secondary to a massive intracranial hemorrhage following a cardiac... read more.

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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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    The Perfect (on-call) Storm

    This case involves a 22 y/o G2 P1 who presented to her obstetrician’s office at 39 weeks with decreased fetal movement. Electronic fetal...

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    Cross Contamination from Flexible Endoscopes

    Patient cross-contamination from improperly reprocessed flexible endoscopes continues to affect large groups of patients. Endoscope reprocessing...

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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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    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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    Negligent Opioid Prescribing

    A California physician will pay almost $875,000 to the family of a patient who died from respiratory suppression that allegedly resulted from

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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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    Preventable Anesthesia Respiratory Event

    Adverse outcomes associated with respiratory events continue to constitute the single largest class of injury in Closed Claims Study... read more.

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    Patient Suffers Fatal Arrhythmia

    Abstract: An older gentleman underwent cardiac catheterization with stent placement after having been diagnosed in the hospital Emergency

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