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Delayed MRI Allegedly Leads To Patient’s Rapid Neurological Decline HOSPITAL Expert Case

This case involves an 80-year-old male with a history of hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He had been off of the blood thinner Warfarin for several months when he presented to the emergency room with altered mental status. On initial  …

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 …