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Medical Malpractice Case Samples

Deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, venous thromboembolism case

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Brief complaint:

MJ was a 63 year old woman who had a fatal pulmonary embolus after abdominoplasty. 

 

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Case summary:

MJ was a 63 year old woman who presented to Dr. SA with a chief complaint of excess abdominal skin and fat.  She desired abdominoplasty to improve her abdominal contour.  Past medical history was notable for a personal history of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) during a prior pregnancy.

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Involve Your Medical Experts Early For Optimum Case Outcomes

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"I Probably Should Have Contacted You Sooner...”
 
This opening line, on the phone or in office, strikes apprehension in your medical experts—or any expert, for that matter.  Involving your experts as early as possible can quickly identify non-meritorious cases, save time, streamline case issues, improve case outcomes and the attorneys’ bottom line.
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Arthroscopic Repair of the Shoulder Malpractice Case

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Privacy Disclaimer Mr. DP presented to Dr. HH with a diagnosed large tear of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus rotator cuff tendons by MRI. The condition was producing considerable pain and functional difficulty for the patient. He was scheduled for an arthroscopic repair of the shoulder with a decompression. The initial consultation by Dr. HH specifically notes that the axillary, long thoracic, dorsal scapular, musculotaneous, radial, ulnar and median nerves were all intact.
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Cosmetic Surgery Demystified

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CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#1660072)

Posted: May 10, 2016

We live in a very fast-paced world where physical appearance is paramount to our daily interactions.  Because of that, the world of cosmetic surgery has exploded.  Also, as traditional medicine has changed, more and more general physicians, and even physician assistants/CRNPs have attempted to capture some of this lucrative market.  With that, however, I now see more and more patients who have tried to have plastic surgery from non-plastic surgeons with devastating consequences.

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Amputation and Transfer Malpractice Case

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CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#165444)

Posted: May 10, 2016

Mr. MT, a family man in his forties, was injured in an accident which resulted in an amputation of his right index finger just beyond the middle joint. In photos submitted in these records, the amputated –shortened finger is hardly noticeable. The patient however was self-conscious of the finger and no nail present. Mr. MT then began to search out options for his finger. The patient found Dr. UJ, a plastic surgeon well known for hand surgery. The records reveal that when evaluated by Dr. UJ, Mr. MT was thought to be an ideal candidate for a transfer of a portion of the second toe up to the index finger. 

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