Crico Medical Malpractice High Risk Case Studies

Sinopse

For more than 20 years, CRICO has analyzed claims and suits from the Harvard medical community to understand causes of error. We have learned that 67% of claims fall into four high risk areas: Diagnosis, Obstetrics, Surgery and Medication.

Episódios

  • “What Else Might This Be?” Might Have Saved PE Patient

    “What Else Might This Be?” Might Have Saved PE Patient

    23/07/2020 Duração: 14min

    A typical urgent care decision needed a simple re-thinking in this fatal PE case.

  • A Forgotten Stent and Unclear Responsibility for Follow Up

    A Forgotten Stent and Unclear Responsibility for Follow Up

    02/04/2020 Duração: 09min

    The patient sued his oncologist and the hospital, claiming they mismanaged his post-op recover when a stent was left behind for a year, leading to complications that required additional surgery.

  • Nothing is “Routine” for an Anxious Patient or Family

    Nothing is “Routine” for an Anxious Patient or Family

    01/03/2020 Duração: 08min

    A pediatric practice struggled to satisfy the family of a boy after two years of appropriate primary care. What did they learn about communicating with patients and their families over routine medical matters?

  • Status Change Missed, Consultation Flawed, and the Patient Loses Baby

    Status Change Missed, Consultation Flawed, and the Patient Loses Baby

    30/12/2019 Duração: 11min

    OB case: communication between the primary provider and a phone consultant needed more clarity and changes in the patient's status needed a stronger response.

  • Radiology Didn’t Know Risk Status Before Patient Fall, Head Injury

    Radiology Didn’t Know Risk Status Before Patient Fall, Head Injury

    21/05/2019 Duração: 10min

    Radiology Fall Risk

  • ICU Feeding Tubes

    ICU Feeding Tubes

    05/04/2019 Duração: 09min

    ICU Feeding Tubes

  • Doctors Lose Their Own Malpractice Case

    Doctors Lose Their Own Malpractice Case

    14/08/2018 Duração: 05min

    Medical malpractice cases are often lost when a defendant clinician does badly at trial or during the deposition.

  • Poor Communication of Doctor’s Orders Leads to Preventable Death

    Poor Communication of Doctor’s Orders Leads to Preventable Death

    03/01/2018 Duração: 10min

    Failure to supervise and confirm orders led to a preventable death and a search for system-level changes to how NPOs are communicated.

  • ED Stuck on Wrong Diagnosis, Blamed the Patient?

    ED Stuck on Wrong Diagnosis, Blamed the Patient?

    21/11/2017 Duração: 09min

    When a patient returns over and over again with the same symptom complex, the providers really need to start to think, “am I missing something?”

  • NP Misses Fatal Illness on Phone with Patient’s Dad

    NP Misses Fatal Illness on Phone with Patient’s Dad

    12/09/2017 Duração: 11min

    Fixated on flu symptoms, the nurse missed available information that indicated the patient should have been brought to urgent care to prevent an unnecessary tragedy.

  • For This Patient, Opioids for Pain Resulted in Suicide, Court Settlement

    For This Patient, Opioids for Pain Resulted in Suicide, Court Settlement

    01/08/2017 Duração: 12min

    A Psychiatric patient kills self with opioid prescribed by an internist for restless leg syndrome.

  • Culture Helped, Hurt in this Dosage Error

    Culture Helped, Hurt in this Dosage Error

    28/02/2017 Duração: 07min

    An 8-year-old girl experienced a tenfold dosing error of clotting factor, requiring admission and observation due to increased risk of stroke.

  • No Review of Test Result, and Girl Suffers Wrong Dx for Years

    No Review of Test Result, and Girl Suffers Wrong Dx for Years

    23/12/2016 Duração: 08min

    An 8-year old girl was treated over three years for a condition she never had.

  • Missing an MI When Symptoms Didnt Match Diagnosis

    Missing an MI When Symptoms Didn't Match Diagnosis

    01/09/2016 Duração: 07min

    A fuller history or a record check might have helped this physician add MI to the differential diagnosis.

  • Distraction, Poor Planning for OB Patient

    Distraction, Poor Planning for OB Patient

    04/08/2016 Duração: 07min

    Fetal bradycardia forced an emergency C-section, but the family claimed the care team should have been more prepared.

  • Was This Primary Care Provider Too Rushed?

    Was This Primary Care Provider Too Rushed?

    17/05/2016 Duração: 08min

    Providers find extra challenges diagnosing stroke in the primary care office.

  • Troubled Brew: Multiple Providers, Disjointed Care, Lost Kidney Function

    Troubled Brew: Multiple Providers, Disjointed Care, Lost Kidney Function

    04/02/2016 Duração: 09min

    Case: Multiple providers and the patient delayed a diagnosis of obstruction, resulting in lost kidney function

  • Spine Surgery: Someone Should Have Said Time Out

    Spine Surgery: Someone Should Have Said 'Time Out'

    04/09/2015 Duração: 09min

    Case Study: Response to spine surgery complication injured the patient and relationships.

  • Diagnostic Dropped Ball: Nobody Followed Up on Lung Nodule

    Diagnostic Dropped Ball: Nobody Followed Up on Lung Nodule

    07/04/2015 Duração: 08min

    Nobody followed up on this patientメs lung nodule before it was too late.

  • Unfair But So What? Trial for MD After Patient Skips Screening

    Unfair But So What? Trial for MD After Patient Skips Screening

    03/03/2015 Duração: 08min

    MD suggested screening mammogram, but patient declined, got cancer, and sued.

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