Legal Advisor

The frivolous lawsuit

The frivolous lawsuit

A healthcare provider is sued when a patient is determined to believe that she has more than a sore throat.

A case of misdiagnosed meningitis

A case of misdiagnosed meningitis

A student's headaches, lethargy, vomiting, and photophobia are misdiagnosed as migraine.

Chest pain in a woman

Chest pain in a woman

A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.

Outdated vaccine protocol

Outdated vaccine protocol

A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

Undiagnosed cellulitis

Undiagnosed cellulitis

A patient is asked to follow up for care but does not, and severe cellulitis develop

Missed blood test results

Missed blood test results

A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.

Unchecked MRI results

Unchecked MRI results

A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.

A clinician and patient mistake

A clinician and patient mistake

It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?

Another 
clinician's prescription

Another 
clinician's prescription

A communication failure 
when one clinician refills a prescription written by another has a dire result.

Accessing a relative's charts

Accessing a relative's charts

A medical center takes issue with a clinician who uses her employee access to view her ex-husband's medical records.

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