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.
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.
A nurse in the cardiology department of a large hospital saw nothing wrong with accessing the medical records of family members.
The patient never should have been cleared for penile implant surgery, attorney argues.
Who is to blame when a patient suffers a fatal adverse reaction to a diagnostic test—the urologist who ordered it or the radiologist who carried it out?