A patient dies after a clinician fails to act on signs of a potential case of deep vein thrombosis.
A clinician attempts to void a restrictive noncompete clause that she had signed before beginning her current job as an NP.
A clinician shares a patient's incorrect diagnosis with another government agency.
A nurse in a VA facility files a complaint against a clinician, which ends with a criminal conviction.
A clinician makes a dosage change for a patient during a telephone call, which leads to a lawsuit.
Two NPs in practice together end up in court after one loses her license.
A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient's children after their mother is murdered.
A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.
Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.
Two clinicians offer their opinion on June's Legal Advisor about a female nurse fired for falling asleep while on duty in the hospital.
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.
A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.
A patient is asked to follow up for care but does not, and severe cellulitis develop
A patient's positive hepatitis B results were overlooked for 7 years.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?
Several reports have found that the rate of adverse events among hospitalized patients has been declining in recent years.
A communication failure when one clinician refills a prescription written by another has a dire result.
A clinician was found not guilty of negligence after his patient, a lifelong smoker, died of cancer.
A significant number of hospitals do not have sufficient policies in place to deal with the aftermath of egregious hospital errors.
A medical center takes issue with a clinician who uses her employee access to view her ex-husband's medical records.
Duty of care owed to a nurse practitioner's patient by a collaborative practice partner comes into question.