Practice of Medicine

Claims Lesson

Failed Communications in the Medical Office Lead to an “Alleged Delay in Treatment”

November 26, 2013

The Case

A young woman with a long history of migraine headaches, sickle-cell trait, and several first trimester miscarriages, finally had a normal delivery of a full term healthy infant. Her pregnancy was complicated by pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), and possibly pre-eclampsia. She remained under the care of her obstetrician, and continued to have high blood pressure readings. No blood …

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