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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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Ovarian Tumor of Low Malignant Potential

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Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. NCN operated on this patient on 10/13/2003 for a 25 cm right ovarian tumor through a low transverse incision. Her pre-op CA 125 was elevated at 235. He drained 4500 cc of fluid from the tumor with spillage in order to remove it. The path report indicated an ovarian tumor of low malignant potential (LMP). The patient denied she was informed that this was a low grade cancer. On 12/1/2005 a biopsy diagnosed recurrent ovarian tumor “of at least low malignant potential “. The patient was referred to a gynecologic oncologist, who determined the large pelvic–abdominal tumor was not respectable and chemotherapy was started.

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Asphyxia and Birth Trauma Case

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Posted: May 10, 2016

To summarize briefly, Mrs. AC was a 24 year old, g1 p0 edc on 6/23/04. Her antepartum course appears to be uncomplicated. She appears to have had excessive weight gain of around 36 to 41 lbs. She was admitted for induction of labor on 6/17/04. There appears to be no medical indication for the Induction Of Labor(IOL). No indication was on the order sheet for the IOL.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Malpractice

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Posted: May 2, 2016

Ms. LM was born on 10/9/1936. Medical problems included hypertension, dyslipedemia, and diabetes. She developed various symptoms, including ear pain, referring to the inner ear over about a year and by the time she came to **** **** Hospital and the diagnosis was established, she had left eye blindness, left facial paralysis, lost more than 50lbs of weight, and she had significantly deteriorated. The note by Dr. OA on 8/13/2009 indicates that she had been treated for ear infection, with various antibiotics, including Vancomycin for the diagnosis of MRSA; MRI 7/19/09 was interpreted to support this diagnosis.  I also reviewed records form the Department of Health that included University Hospital records, some of the notes are faded and unclear, but she was admitted there in 9/09 and had a CT scan, which was also understood to show chronic infection and mastoiditis. It appears that symptoms have begun significantly before that time.

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Dominant Thumb Soft Tissue Injury

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Posted: May 2, 2016

Mr. JG was involved as a passenger in a collision rollover type of motor vehicle accident. The circumstances of this event have been disclosed elsewhere within these medical records. Mr. JG was treated at the scene and eventually wound up at the ********* Children’s Hospital. Apparently, Mr. JG was initially seen by an orthopedic resident concerning his thumb fracture and soft tissue injury. Then the on-call hand surgeon, Dr. CC, was called. Apparently, from the records Dr. CC had some initial conversation with the father who is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon regarding the injury to his son’s thumb. X-rays had been taken and these revealed fractures of the thumb including what looks like a T-Condylar fracture of the distal end of the proximal phalanx of the thumb and a shattered distal phalanx of the thumb.

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