Case Studies Highlight Consequences of Procedural Deviations and Communication Failures

The Fall 2018 edition of Case Review – a review of case studies for MLMIC-insured physicians and facilities – is now available for reading online. There are two case studies in this issue:

  • Case Study #1: “Procedural Deviations Result in Incorrect Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Diagnosis.” This case details what happens when physicians fail to communicate regarding a patient diagnosis.
  • Case Study #2: “Multiple Communication Failures Contribute to Death From Aortic Aneurysm.” This case details the critical importance of communication and documentation, especially when treating a consistently non-compliant patient.

Both case studies are followed by a legal and risk management perspective.

To access the Fall 2018 Case Review, please click here.