Informed consent becomes muddled during an emergency to check for spinal injury.
A young man dies when an emergent condition is mistaken for a nonemergent one.
Clinicians missed several opportunities to advocate for their patient, leading to the loss of a leg.
A visual check of a student was deemed an "unreasonable search" under the Fourth Amendment.
A clinician who did not know a certain policy causes a chemotherapy problem.
Following up on test findings is a key part of delivering quality patient care and minimizing liability.
Emergency department staff was unaware of special guidelines for chest pain.
A case against a clinician raises the question of whether the error constitutes malpractice.
A clinician's opinions about a patient, noted in the patient's chart, become grounds for charges of defamation.
A young man dies after septic arthritis of the hip is misdiagnosed as a muscle strain or bursitis.