Category - Case Study

Ob-Gyn Case Study: Is retained placenta after birth a negligence issue?

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NPUSA staff ob-gyn specialist, Nancy Saucier, recently screened a case involving retained placenta or Products of Conception (POC). Case Presentation: The patient was admitted to Labor & Delivery on September 20.  Healthy twins were born via low transverse C-Section followed by bilateral tubal ligation.  The physician who delivered the infants noted in the Procedure Note […]

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Case Study:  Sepsis In Nursing Home Patients

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NPUSA nursing home expert, Amy Woolman, RN recently reviewed the following case involving a patient with a pre-existing urinary tract infection. This case sadly had a tragic conclusion. Case Presentation: The patient was noted to have a significant decrease in urine output in the drainage bag attached to her Foley (urinary) catheter at 9:11 p.m. […]

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A Sample Case for the Opioid Debate

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Did a treatment regimen of multiple addictive medications cause this patient’s addiction? Case Presentation: The plaintiff in this matter suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a disabling and chronic pain syndrome.  His request for a medical review panel asserted that his treating physician subjected him to an aggressive treatment regime of numerous controlled dangerous substances, causing […]

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CASE STUDY: Was an accidental fall or malfunctioning automatic doors cause of injury?

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Did an accidental fall or malfunctioning automatic doors cause this plaintiff’s injury? Case Presentation: The plaintiff, an 84-year old female, claimed that as she exited a grocery store, the automatic sliding doors malfunctioned and closed on her, causing her to fall and break her pelvis.  She underwent a lengthy rehabilitation period of several months after […]

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CASE STUDY: MISSED DIAGNOSIS OF GASTRIC VOLVULUS

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Case Presentation: A 23-year-old woman came into the emergency room complaining of acute, severe, upper abdominal (epigastric) pain on the left side.  She also complained of nausea without vomiting (retching) and hiccups. Vital signs were within reasonable limits. Examination & Diagnosis: On examination, the patient was noted to have severe non-radiating pain with palpation on […]

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