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Hospitalist Fails To Diagnose Meningitis In Autistic Child HOSPITAL Expert Case

…  course of the antibiotic treatment and she returned to the hospital. The child was found to have fluid buildup in her lungs. She was given …  of antibiotics. She was eventually discharged from the hospital but expired at home a few days later. An autopsy revealed the child …

Pediatric Medicine Experts Discuss Misdiagnosis of Bacterial Infection HOSPITAL Expert Case

…  child who developed flu-like symptoms. He presented to the hospital with fever, dehydration, and lethargy. The child’s parents were …  so they brought the child be seen in the ED. After a short hospital stay the patient was diagnosed with a viral illness and sent home with …

Electronic Medical Record Error Leads To Accidental Discharge Of Sepsis Patient HOSPITAL Expert Case

…  involves an elderly male patient who was discharged from a hospital emergency room despite having lab results consistent with sepsis. Although the patient’s lab results triggered the hospital‘s “severe sepsis warning” in the electronic medical record, these …

Pregnant Patient Dies From Hemorrhage Following Misread Ultrasound HOSPITAL Expert Case

…  pregnant patient from Colorado who presented to the hospital with severe abdominal pain in her second trimester. An ultrasound was …  patient was subsequently discharged. This was contrary to hospital policy, as she had not received a radiologist’s interpretation. As …