Case histories by David S. Starr, MD, JD
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A PA pays the price when an already busy clinic comes under pressure to increase its volume.
What was thought to be a detached retina turns out to be an ocular infection that leaves the patient severely impaired.
A high school athlete’s leg pain is attributed to a previous injury. It turns out to be more serious.
A clinician’s technique is questioned when a patient’s elbow becomes infected after blood work.
A college student collapses and is rushed to the emergency department after her symptoms were misdiagnosed three times.
What if the person doesn’t show up for a prothrombin time and then suffers a crippling outcome? Who is responsible?
A depressed, middle-aged patient gets more than he bargained for from the trazodone prescribed by his family clinician.
A lawsuit involving the death of a diabetic patient tests the relationship between a clinician and his physician boss.
A young provider sent the patient home with a prescription for a migraine. It was a big mistake.
A physician is drawn into malpractice litigation over the management of his first patient who tested HIV-positive.
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