TITLE

Plaintiffs Allege Failure to Assess Severity of Condition; $11.5 Million Verdict in Illinois

AUTHOR(S)
Bachman, Radha V.; Gruszka, Suzanne; Rosenblatt, Lynn
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2011 Supplement, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses and analyzes a case of a 30-year-old pregnant woman who sued the emergency room (ER) physician, surgeon, and the hospital for medical malpractice and alleged failure in assessing severity and urgency of the her abdominal pain which resulted in an intestinal transplant.
ACCESSION #
59340020

 

Related Articles

  • $15 million verdict awarded to victim of overdose death from propofol. Rubin, Jonathan D.; Dolan, Patrick A.; Cohn, Bruce // Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2012 Supplement, p3 

    The article presents a case study of a 45-year-old woman who died after overdose of propofol by an untrained nurse while recovering after a bypass surgery and the jury ordered compensation of 15 million dollars to her family, judging evidence deletion and report falsification by the hospital.

  • How Predictive are the Signs and Symptoms of Small Bowel Obstruction. Mohammad Al Salamah, Saleh; Fahim, Fraz; Majeed Abdul Hameed, Abdul; Abdulkarim, Amal A.; Al Mogbal, Ebtehal S.; Al Shaer, Adel // Oman Medical Journal;Jul2012, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p281 

    Objective: The present study aims to determine the diagnostic significance of signs and symptoms of Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO) and to ascertain if there was any delay in presentation of the patients to the hospital. Methods: This retrospective case study spanning 3 years was conducted at...

  • A Case of Recurrent Intestinal Ganglioneuromatous Polyposis Accompanied with Mesenteric Schwannoma. Wang, Qi-Ming; Jiang, Dan; Zeng, Hong-Ze; Mou, Yi; Yi, Hang; Liu, Wei; Zeng, Qi-Shan; Wu, Chun-Cheng; Tang, Cheng-Wei; Hu, Bing // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Dec2014, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p3126 

    No abstract available.

  • An internal hernia causes abdominal pain and small bowel obstruction. Vieira, Lisa; James, Sonia // JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (;Jan2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p37 

    The article discusses the medical condition of a 47-year old female who was brought to the emergency department (ED) because of two-days cramping abdominal pain at the left upper and lower quadrants. It says that a high-grade small-bowel obstruction (SBO) and signs of possible ischemia were...

  • Small-bowel obstruction.  // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p4 

    The article presents information on small-bowel obstruction, a condition that occurs when digested food fails to properly move through the small bowel due to a blockage. Some of the causes of small-bowel obstruction include intestinal adhesions, hernias, tumors, gallstone blockage and...

  • Fat Necrosis Of Omentum As A Cause Of Intestinal Obstruction. Korwar, V.; Botchu, V.; Bilagi, A.; Shahabdeen, M. M. // Internet Journal of Surgery;2006, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p17 

    Omental fat necrosis is a rare cause of non specific abdominal pain. We report a forty seven year old lady who presented with symptoms of intestinal obstruction which was due to fibrous band related to fat necrosis of omentum. She made a remarkable recovery following excision of the band. We...

  • LEGAL ADVISOR. When tests are clearly necessary. LATNER, ANN W. // Clinical Advisor;Apr2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p149 

    The article discusses the case of a 65 years old woman with anemia who was a patient of two clinicains. It says that in the absence of symptoms neither of the two clinicians were proactive to order or suggest test for patient even the practice guidelines warranted it. It mentions that despite of...

  • Meckel's Diverticulitis Associated with Acute Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Ileus. Diktaş, Hüsrev; Kabalak, Bilal; Tüfekçi, Hamdi // Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine Case Reports / Akademik A;2013, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p52 

    Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 2-3% of the population. Only 2% of patients with MD manifest clinical problems. Diverticulitis occurs in approximately 10-20% of patients with symptomatic MD and more often in the elderly...

  • Appendicitis and Benign Appendiceal Mucocele Presenting as Large Bowel Obstruction. Opreanu, Razvan; Sobinsky, Justin; Basson, Marc // Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;Mar2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p609 

    Introduction: Appendiceal mucocele is most commonly encountered incidentally during appendectomy. Methods: We report a case of large bowel obstruction presenting as a closed loop with an appendiceal mucocele as the lead point, superimposed on a chronic ileal stricture that had been misdiagnosed...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics