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- Could this fistula have been avoided? KAPLAN, ANDREW I. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Aug2009, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p18
The article discusses a court case involving a negligence complaint against an ob/gyn, which had resulted in the plaintiff's rectovaginal fistula. According to the plaintiff, the defendant ob/gyn was negligent in her use of a vacuum in the delivery of the fetus and that episiotomy was done...
- Failure to offer C/S for suspected macrosomia. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2007, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p41
The article deals with the allegations of a woman that the hospital and her physicians failed to inform her of the diagnosis of macrosomia and to offer her a caesarean section (C/S). The physician who delivered the patient's baby used a vacuum and continued with the procedure despite...
- TRIAL REPORT. // Indiana Lawyer;7/20/2012, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p18
The article discusses the court case, Resa v. Greathouse-Williams, et al., which deals with medical malpractice resulting to rupture of diverticulitis with subsequent surgery, colostomy, and reversal procedure in Indiana.
- Failure to monitor leads to $1.4 million verdict. // Healthcare Risk Management;Apr2007 Supplement, p3
The article presents a court case wherein a man's estate filed a complaint against the primary physician for negligently monitoring the heparin administration.
- Suit alleges reaction to medication led to Stevens Johnson syndrome, death in elderly patient. Gatto, Jon T.; Rosenblatt, Lynn // Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2010 Supplement, p1
The article reports on the lawsuit brought by a patient's estate alleging that the attending physician has failed to adequately monitor the complications associated with imipenem and cilastatin, which ultimately caused Stevens Johnson syndrome and death in elderly patient.
- OB/GYN case results in $30M verdict. // Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2010 Supplement, p3
The article reports on the lawsuit brought by a woman and her husband, on behalf of a patient, alleging that a hospital-based OB/GYN physician and his practice group have failed to have in place proper policies and procedures with regard to physician attendance and monitoring of at-risk patients.
- Successful defence in obstetric brachial palsy case: Beggs v Medway NHS Trust (High Court, 24/10/08 -- Judge Hawkesworth QC). Mead, John // Clinical Risk;Jul2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p169
The article discusses a court case wherein the claimant's solicitors alleged that the hospital applied an improper traction during a childbirth causing the baby's obstetric brachial plexus injury. They assert that the baby was delivered in the left occipito anterior position (LOA) causing the...
- Who Will Deliver Our Grandchildren?: Implications of Cerebral Palsy Litigation. MacLennan, Alastair; Nelson, Karin B.; Hankins, Gary; Speer, Michael // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/5/2005, Vol. 294 Issue 13, p1688
Discusses how many obstetricians face litigation for having allegedly caused cerebral palsy in infants. Description of trials for cerebral palsy and the use of inaccurate knowledge about the disease; Analysis of the current information regarding cerebral palsy and how it occurs; Assertion that...
- Dangers of treating family reiterated. McMillan, Virginia // New Zealand Doctor;2/13/2008, p6
The article discusses a malpractice case involving a part-time New Zealander general physician who diagnosed a de facto domestic partner with depression without clinical findings by another physician. The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal imposed a guilty verdict, citing the Medical...