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ED Stuck on Wrong Diagnosis, Blamed the Patient?

A 26-year-old male presented to the emergency department with burning chest pain. After two more visits within four days for the same complaint, he died at home from acute coronary thrombosis. Did the clinicians’ frustration with the course of his condition lead them to blame the patient rather than reconsider their diagnosis?

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Whose Patient Is She?

After undergoing a breast biopsy, a 50-year-old female patient developed flu-like symptoms, persistent hypotension, irreversible organ damage, and died.

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Recorded Webinar: Emergency Medicine: Know your Risks Course

Learn about malpractice vulnerabilities in emergency medicine and learn strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety. What can you do to mitigate your risk of being sued? Watch the recorded version of this webinar, correctly answer questions at the end and earn credits.

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