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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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    Failing to Report Suspicions about Colleague

    Attorneys for the Delaware state medical society and a Delaware hospital reached a $123 million settlement agreement to resolve a class action...

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    Positive HIV Result Drops through the Cracks

    The patient consulted a plastic surgeon for surgical correction of his pectus excavatum (sunken chest), a congenital deformity...

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    Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia

    Although the association between Reglan (metoclopramide) and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is common knowledge, in February 2009 the FDA...

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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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