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.
Intracranial bleeding and pressure after removal of an acoustic neuroma leads to permanent damage.
Significant facial edema and redness is misdiagnosed as an allergic reaction — with drastic consequences.
A clinician is terminated from her job for accessing patient information that was beyond her purview.
When a prescription is unclear, supporting clinicians engage in guesswork to decipher the dosage.
Emergency clinicians improperly attended to a bacterial infection in a patient with no spleen.