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Fear of corporate defamation lawsuits should not prevent examination of corporate products, researchers argue.
A harried family practitioner mistook a bacterial infection for a viral infection.
He had ordered two computed tomography scans for a man in his early 70's, but simply filed away the scan results without looking at them.
A nurse and pharmacist misread a nephrologist's handwritten prescription for a dialysis patient.
A urologist had explained to the patient that a split ureter is a potential risk of ureteroscopy.
Confidential health information was sent to a patient's employer by a physician, resulting in a HIPAA violation.
A doctor forgot about his own note in a patient's chart that the patient should be screened for liver cancer.
Over the past several years, Dr. N occasionally had been asked to serve as an expert in medical malpractice cases.
A urologist and others present during the procedure testified that everything was done properly and nothing untoward occurred.
A pathologist was unable to determine if a bladder tumor was muscle invasive because biopsy samples did not include muscle tissue.
The son of a decreased man testified that he was the healthcare proxy for the patient, and that his father had a living will stating he wanted resuscitation measures in case he needed them.
Dr. B should have documented that the patient was offered—and had declined— many standard primary care services.
A urologist did not communicate a patient's abnormal PSA test result because the patient switched to another urologist.
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