A patient is asked to follow up for care but does not, and severe cellulitis develop
A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?
A communication failure when one clinician refills a prescription written by another has a dire result.
A medical center takes issue with a clinician who uses her employee access to view her ex-husband's medical records.
Duty of care owed to a nurse practitioner's patient by a collaborative practice partner comes into question.
A clinician turns away a man looking for assistance before a walk-in clinic is open for the day.
A nurse divulges a patient's sexually transmitted disease to his girlfriend, who happens to be the nurse's sister-in-law.
A patient's widow asserts that the clinician should have checked hospital records taken prior to admission.