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.
Clinicians assume symptoms in a patient who regularly presents intoxicated are due to alcohol.
A clinician misdiagnoses thyroid cancer as acid reflux in a patient who often comes to the clinic.
After a major car accident, two providers disclose a patient's health information to his employer.