Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.
A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.
A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.
After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off under the FMLA.
An NP does not inform her patient about his lab results, which showed extensive kidney damage. He collapsed 2 months later.
A clinician's failure to follow up on a patient's mole results in a delayed diagnosis of cancer.
A clinician misses a differential diagnosis when she refers a patient to a specialist for rectal bleeding.
A healthcare provider is sued when a patient is determined to believe that she has more than a sore throat.
A student's headaches, lethargy, vomiting, and photophobia are misdiagnosed as migraine.
A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.