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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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Ovarian Tumor of Low Malignant Potential

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Privacy Disclaimer CASE SYNOPSIS (AME#16548)

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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