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.
A clinician prescribes an antidepressant to a young woman without immediate follow-up.
In response to a federal initiative, a school clinician immunizes a child—but without parental consent.
A clinician finds herself culpable after agreeing to an unorthodox arrangement with a patient.
An elderly man opted for "no heroics" if things went wrong in surgery, but his family felt differently.
What do you do when patient charts have been changed after the fact and medication doses altered?