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Facility Accused Of Overcharging Patients For Medical Records PATIENT Expert Case

…  case involves the alleged overcharge of patients for copies of their medical records. Under state law, it is unlawful to charge patients, and other qualified persons who request copies of patient medical records, more than the costs incurred to copy such records or …

High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia PATIENT Expert Case

High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia

…  case involves a male patient in Missouri, who presented to the hospital with complaints of chronic …  the doctor ordered a blood transfusion thinking the patient was suffering from internal bleeding. The next day, a surgical consult was requested. Despite acknowledging the fact that the patient suffered from a history of medical problems, the doctor scheduled an …

Patient is Killed From Undiagnosed Gastrointestinal Leak Following Hernia Surgery PATIENT Expert Case

…  case involves a middle-aged male patient in Missouri with chronic heartburn as well as a large hernia. He was …  hernia. At the time of the surgery, it was found that the patient had a unique anatomy that required the placement of a mesh implant to repair the hernia. A few days later, the patient developed shortness of breath and a fever. That night he also developed …

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin PATIENT Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin

…  case involves a male patient in California who presented to the defending hospital in order to have …  surgical procedure. During the procedure, a portion of the patient‘s bowel was injured, but they were able to stem the bleeding and …  no cardiology consultation was ordered. During the patient‘s stay in the hospital, he began to experience internal bleeding that …

Patient is Killed From Depressed Respiratory Function Following Surgery PATIENT Expert Case

…  OR operations case involves a patient in Arizona who underwent a surgical procedure to remove part of his …  pulmonologist. The consultation revealed that the patient likely had a paralyzed left diaphragm from a workplace accident that …  respiratory depression. On the morning of the surgery the patient underwent a pre-anesthesia assessment. The anticipated anesthetic plan …

Mental Health Care Experts Opine on Unattended Patient Suicide PATIENT Expert Case

…  case involves a male mental healthcare patient who was a member of a community-based addiction and mental health …  two weeks into the program, the center transported the patient to an outside facility for a medical test. On the way back from the …

Patient is Sexually Assaulted During Hospital Stay PATIENT Expert Case

Patient is Sexually Assaulted During Hospital Stay

…  and involves an older female who was admitted to an inpatient medical facility for medical treatment over the course of several days. …

Hospital Fails to Inform Patient of Cancer Diagnosis PATIENT Expert Case

Hospital Fails to Inform Patient of Cancer Diagnosis

…  case takes place in Alabama and involves a male patient who underwent a minor surgical procedure that concluded without …  cell carcinoma. In spite of the report’s findings, the patient claims that he was never notified about the presence of cancer in his …  report’s findings, however he again failed to notify the patient of his cancer. The patient was never notified of his diagnosis despite …