Tag: case review
MLMIC’s most recent Case Review (Winter 2016) contains a perspective on a case with both a catastrophic outcome and serious legal and risk management deficits. The case study – involving paralysis from spinal surgery – highlights not only clear and continuous lack of communication between a variety of providers but also several failures of documentation.
Our Winter 2016 Case Review includes a case study about a claim filed against a urologist who performed a robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). It not only calls into question the training and experience of the defendant, but also illuminates a failure of communication: the urologist did not disclose an error to the patient.
Both case studies in the Summer 2015 edition of Case Review involve the “loss of chance” legal doctrine.
The Winter 2015 edition of Case Review – a review of case studies for MLMIC-insured physicians and facilities – is now available for reading online.