A patient overdoses when communication breaks down between clinicians.
Serious complications follow a decision not to hospitalize a patient.
A clinician fails to urgently obtain a neurologic referral for a baby with developmental delays.
Providers have been concerned that quality metrics, such as those mandated by the Affordable Care Act, pose unintended legal risks for health-care practitioners.
The judgment, awarded by a jury against Children's Hospital Colorado is believed to be the biggest malpractice verdict in Colorado's history.
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.
A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.
One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.
A patient was referred for a mammogram, but clinicians fail to follow up on the report.
Informed consent becomes muddled during an emergency to check for spinal injury.