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    Risk of High Spinal Anesthesia

    Shortly after an Oklahoma City OB patient presented to the hospital in labor, the anesthesiologist placed an epidural at L2/3. Twelve minutes later...

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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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    Medical Negligence Alleged Following Failure

    This case involved a woman who underwent a routine, elective hysterectomy in the hospital setting... read more.

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    Time-Out Procedure Fails

    The nurse practitioner (NP) saw the patient for her annual GYN examination. The patient had a five-year history of heavy menstrual...

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    Treatment Delayed Despite Multiple Visits

    A restaurant worker presented at an urgent care center with a deep hand laceration. He was triaged by a physician’s assistant (PA), sent...

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    Unusual Circumstances Stump

    A 53-year old male presented to a family medicine office with right arm pain. He was born with an atrophic left arm, and...read more.

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    Weak On-Call Handoff & Discharge Instructions

    A 46- year-old obese Caucasian female, underwent aortic heart valve surgery for aortic insufficiency with left sided ventricular... read more.

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    Abnormal X-Ray Results Never Reported

    This case stems from the decision to fax a copy of the radiology report indicating a potential lung mass, to the patient’s primary care...

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    Failure to Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome

    An Illinois lawsuit in which a patient died from cardiac arrest while seeking emergency care three hours after visiting his primary care

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    Details Lost in the Shuffle

    An elderly gentleman presented to the hospital ED with complaints of "dizziness." After examining the patient, the ED physician obtained...

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    Abnormal Imaging Findings in the ED

    A woman was the front seat passenger in a head on crash with a drunk driver. She was wearing a lap and shoulder belt. Within 5 minutes EMS

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    Meningitis Delay in Diagnosis

    The patient, a 14-year-old athletic teenager, was taken by her parents to an urgent care center with complaints of ear pain and... read more.

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