A clinician misdiagnoses thyroid cancer as acid reflux in a patient who often comes to the clinic.
After a major car accident, two providers disclose a patient's health information to his employer.
A patient dies after a clinician treats a patient for diarrhea and omits further examination.
A clinician misses a fatal pulmonary embolism in a patient known to make minor complaints.
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.