Legal Advisor

Outpatient care results in lawsuit

Outpatient care results in lawsuit

Serious complications 
follow a decision not to hospitalize a patient.

Late consult ends in brain damage

Late consult ends in brain damage

A clinician fails to urgently obtain a neurologic 
referral for a baby with developmental delays.

Providers applaud medical malpractice provision in the Sustainable Growth Repeal bill

Providers applaud medical malpractice provision in the Sustainable Growth Repeal bill

Providers have been concerned that quality metrics, such as those mandated by the Affordable Care Act, pose unintended legal risks for health-care practitioners.

Jury awards Colorado's largest medical malpractice verdict

Jury awards Colorado's largest medical malpractice verdict

The judgment, awarded by a jury against Children's Hospital Colorado is believed to be the biggest malpractice verdict in Colorado's history.

Why did Wisconsin's medical malpractice claims drop to a record low?

Why did Wisconsin's medical malpractice claims drop to a record low?

The state's Medical Mediation Panels also saw a significant drop. Only 118 complaints were filed last year, the lowest in the history of the panels.

Fatal error in admission orders leads to lawsuit

Fatal error in admission orders leads to lawsuit

A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.

Missed drug side effect turns toxic

Missed drug side effect turns toxic

One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.

Mammogram referral
 results not conveyed

Mammogram referral
 results not conveyed

A patient was referred 
for a mammogram, but 
clinicians fail to follow up on the report.

Rectal exam tried as 
assault

Rectal exam tried as 
assault

Informed consent becomes muddled during an emergency to check 
for spinal injury.

Misdiagnosis leads to fatal emergency

Misdiagnosis leads to fatal emergency

A young man dies when 
an emergent condition 
is mistaken for a 
nonemergent one.

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