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Family Medicine Experts Opine on Delayed Diagnosis of Colon Cancer FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who presented to her primary care physician with complaints of occasional rectal bleeding. According to the physician, the patient declined a digital rectal exam, despite the fact that one was allegedly offered. …

Man Suffers Amputation Due to Cholesterol Medication Side Effects FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a patient in Minnesota with a preexisting thyroid disease who was prescribed a statin medication by the defendant due to slightly elevated cholesterol levels. Since he was administered the drug, he suffered a series of side effects, in …

Physician Fails to Diagnose Babesiosis in Patient with History of Lyme Disease FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  suspected that she had Lyme disease once again, but the family practitioner insisted that there was no need for concern. Some …  patient presented once again with worsening symptoms. The family practitioner again dismissed her concerns of Lyme disease and suggested …

Primary Care Doctor Causes Delayed Cancer Diagnosis FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

Primary Care Doctor Causes Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

This case takes place in Kentucky and involves a delay in the diagnosis of cancer caused by alleged negligence on the part of a primary care physician. The Defendant in this case was a primary care provider for a young boy who visited the Defendant’s offic …

Family Medicine Physician Fails to Detect Fatal Infection FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

Family Medicine Physician Fails to Detect Fatal Infection

In this case, a male patient from Massachusetts had received the final injection of a series of vaccinations. After receiving the final injection in the series, the patient was taken to the emergency room with a high fever and symptoms of a possible se …

Foster Family Neglects Medical Care Plan FAMILY MEDICINE Expert Case

Foster Family Neglects Medical Care Plan

…  instituted when the child was first placed with the foster family, but it was never properly …