Category - Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Primer: Hospital Induced Fluid Overload

Categorized In: Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Reader, Uncategorized

HOSPITAL INDUCED FLUID OVERLOAD:  A POTENTIALLY DEADLY COMPLICATION THAT OFTEN GOES UNRECOGNIZED IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES Intravenous fluid therapy and blood administration remain a fundamental part of hospital patient care.  Inappropriate administration of intravenous fluids and/or blood infusion — either the incorrect volume (too much or too little), the incorrect type of fluid, or an […]

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The Four Elements of Negligence

Categorized In: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

In order to prove fault in personal injury/malpractice cases, attorneys must prove the existence of Tort. Tort is defined as an act that is committed by one party and ends up causing harm to another. Most legal cases involving Tort are due to negligence vs intentional harm. Examples of Negligent Tort may be- negligence that causes a […]

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CASE STUDY: MISSED DIAGNOSIS OF GASTRIC VOLVULUS

Categorized In: Case Study, Medical Malpractice

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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