A young man dies after septic arthritis of the hip is misdiagnosed as a muscle strain or bursitis.
Intracranial bleeding and pressure after removal of an acoustic neuroma leads to permanent damage.
Significant facial edema and redness is misdiagnosed as an allergic reaction — with drastic consequences.
A clinician is terminated from her job for accessing patient information that was beyond her purview.
When a prescription is unclear, supporting clinicians engage in guesswork to decipher the dosage.
Emergency clinicians improperly attended to a bacterial infection in a patient with no spleen.
A young NP performs a routine procedure against the patient's express wishes and winds up in court.
Two clinicians fail to follow up after referring a patient with significant prostatic symptoms.
An inadvertent mistake in transferring a patient's records reveals his HIV status to his employer.
A strong dose of an opioid administered to a woman recovering from surgery causes permanent damage.