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Unclear Discharge Instructions, Patient Loses Foot
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO,
Margaret Janes, CRICO

In a lawsuit naming the Emergency Medicine physician and a nurse, the patient alleged that a dressing was applied too tightly, compromising the circulation and resulting in a gangrenous foot, requiring amputation. Despite an eventual defense verdict, some lessons show how to prevent this bad clinical result and a five-year legal ordeal.

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Hospital Fights to Head off Care Disparities During Pandemic
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

For vulnerable and under-served communities, patient safety and quality care were at added risk from the COVID-19 pandemic. At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an established team for care equity and diversity knew early on in the pandemic that they had a lot of work to do.

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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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Archive of Retired Publications
By Jennifer Rose, CRICO

Visit this archive of retired Forum, Resource and printed Insight publications. Although these editions are no longer active, you can view many of the older publications or their titles, from this archive listing.

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Clinicians are Far from Alone During a Lawsuit
By Pamela Gilman, Esq.

The defendant is the single most important witness at trial. In many cases, the outcome of a trial will come down to whether or not the jurors like and trust the defendant. For this reason, defense attorneys and malpractice insurers are offering defendant clinicians more support services to prepare for testimony and cope with stress.

 

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Getting Clinicians in Lawsuits to Care for Selves is Hard
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

How a clinician is coping with the impact of being sued can be a significant factor in how effective he or she is as a defendant. But getting clinicians to accept help is often a challenge.

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Woman Dies from Post-op Stroke When Anticoagulant Not Restarted
By Jennifer Sanchez, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Restarting heparin was not in the post-op instructions. In a lawsuit naming four physicians, the patient’s estate alleged negligent failure to restart anticoagulation, resulting in a stroke and ultimately, her death. The case was settled for more than a million.

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The Pain and Reward of Delivering Palliative Care During COVID
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Excellent palliative care is inherently challenging. Over-capacity hospitals and a shortage of palliative specialists that pre-dated the COVID  crisis have led to some improvisation and innovation.. An expert practitioner from the Metro DC area shares his personal experience and some insights that might help improve communication between any specialist and their patients.

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Risks Associated with the Most Common “Procedure” Clinicians Employ
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Miscommunication contributes to a large portion of malpractice cases.

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Too Good to Be Untrue
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Medmal data is a credible source for patient safety.

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