In regards to case ‘The Court Was Appalled’, I have to agree with the ruling of the court’s decision. The physicians’ obligation to properly examine his patients such as in the case of Tomick’s breast the first time was complete negligence. The physician did not complete a thorough examination, and then the patient had to wait months to be reevaluated again. The Ohio Court of Appeals made the right decision in favoring the patient. If the proper care was given early on the mass size potentially could have been prevented. This patient was not treated with the ethical respectany patient should receive when seeking help/treatment. It is very alarming that a physician whose job is to take care of other humans would disregard giving a proper
It frustrates me what Dr. Anna Pou had to go through with the lawsuits of the Memorial Medical Center incident. As Healthcare professionals, being sued for making the rightful decision for the patient and the hospital is unjust. Healthcare professionals like Dr. Pou, have taken the Hippocratic oath, and one of the promises made within that oath is “first, do no harm”. Hospital’s should not be so quick to make such an important decision of pressing charges to their faculty; more trust should be placed in them. In addition, she made it clear her intentions were just to ‘‘help’’ patients ‘‘through their pain,’’ on national television. While her actions might not be seen as the best decision, she made one and did her best to make the rightful one under such poor circumstances that were out of her control.
“Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits deal with Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. Negligence is the predominant theory of liability concerning allegations of medical malpractice, making this type of litigation part of Tort Law. Since the 1970s, medical malpractice has been a controversial social issue. Physicians have complained about the large number of malpractice suits and have urged legal reforms to curb large damage awards, whereas tort attorneys have argued that negligence suits are an effective way of compensating victims of negligence and of policing the medical profession. A person who alleges negligent medical malpractice must
The doctor’s diagnosis of Robson says that she has an inoperable tumor in her abdomen that will eventually spread to her liver and metastasize, and eventually killing her. The prognosis was that Robson was to undergo many rounds of chemotherapy to try to prevent the spreading of the disease. Robson later finds out about the baffling misdiagnosis of her doctors. She discovers the tumor was not inoperable, not going to be cured by chemotherapy, and not going to metastasize in her liver. Robson then devises a list of legally worded reasons as to why her diagnosis was incorrect. Robson had the legal power and knowledge to sue the doctors for malpractice and make the doctors pay for the damage they had already done to her such as causing her to lose her hair and to be in physical pain every day from the chemotherapy of which they should not have administered. However, Robson chose not to sue simply and figured the best payback was to show the “world famous doctors” that she was living and healthy without their treatment even though they still claimed they were correct in the first place. What made Robson upset the most was the personal care she received in the doctor’s office from not only the doctors, but secretary as well. The image of the traditional doctor’s office comes back into play, but only this time do the doctors not seem
Starkman gave H.H. prescriptions for Xanax and up 240 opioid pills a month for the next three years without any reevaluations or reassessments of use and dosage that are required by law, the State alleges. On the final visit, the Complaint says, he was given 120 pills of Oxycodone, even though had been discharged from a mental health and addiction treatment facility three days before. He had spent a week as an inpatient for anxiety and panic
First, there is alarming rise in mortality rates together with other formidable effects initiated by the anomalous use of opioid pain relievers. A study by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (2014) outlines that in 2009, more than 15,500 individuals in the United States died due to overdose on opiate pain relievers, a 300% rise in accordance with its history for the last 20 years. These alarming figures have increased the national interest regarding the climb in for script drug abuse in the United States. An additional cause is the escalating diversion of these drugs. Diversion in association with drugs implies to the illegal usage of licit dugs; and it happens when medications are counterfeit, medical records have been interfered with showing false information that a certain drug has been administered while it has actually been purloined, or when prescriptions go missing or stolen. Drug diversion can pose fatal effects to someone’s life because in most cases the individuals breach the procedures of taking these drugs. These reasons clearly point why it is important to be familiar with cause for the alarm on opioid prescription drug misuse and addiction, before formulating ways to deal with the
The existing law also has the ability, to give the board powers to put him or her on probation depending on the conditions. Therefore, information obtained from the MBC, in fiscal year 2015-2016, received 8,679 complaints against physicians and surgeons and unlicensed individuals alleged to be practicing medicine without a license. These complaints include allegations including excessive prescribing, gross negligence/incompetence, licensee self-abuse of drugs or alcohol, convictions of a crime and general unprofessional
FACTS Carey sustained injuries in an automobile accident for which he received monies from the original tortfeasor. The Plaintiff, due to his injuries, was referred by his doctor to Stephen Connelly, a physical therapist at Indiana Physical Therapy, Inc. Connelly preformed a manipulation technique, “compressions”” on the Plaintiff during his third session which caused a great deal of discomfort. Connelly “laid his chest across my arms and used his body to put force on my arms and push” (App. at 124.) Carey claimed the therapist only stopped when he “broke out in tears and screamed out in pain.”
The Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board) is a state appointed committee comprised of nine members. Six of the individuals are licensed by the board and three are members of the public who have no financial or business ties to the field of healthcare. The purpose of the board is to issue and review licensure of psychologists and behavioral analysts, as well as review complaints against these individuals. The Board investigates claims of unprofessional conduct, and determines and enforces the proper course of action. Meetings occur monthly and all are open to the public. The following is a summary of a case review addressed in a meeting held on August 14, 2015.
Giarmo to Randolph Hospital. Dr. Giarmo was called and asked what information she could share with TACT about patient. Dr. Giarmo reports that she had completed an assessment earlier during the day and left nursing staff her contacted information for for hospital staff to ask questions. Dr. Giarmo expressed Dr. Giarmo reports that the patient has experience the loss of her mother a year ago, the patient sister is name Donna and brother is David. After this information was given, Dr. Giarmo ask for my credentials, which were given, then reports that she did not agree with TACT assessing patient at this time, she refuses to share anymore information due to the fact she sign a release to Randolph Hospital and not TACT, and that TACT should not assess the patient because her condition is due to a medical problems. After TACT conversation with Dr. Giarmo, supervisor, clinical back-up and were called in regards to Dr. Giarmo concerns. TACT attempted to call the emergency contact of the patient soon after, however no response or voicemail
Mary L Walsh is a 84 y.o. female who presented on 5/6/2017 with chief complaint of back pain and leg pain after a fall. Mary was tearful and reported feeling sad. Mary reported she was in significant pain and requested I asked her nurse for more pain medication. Mary reported she fell at home on Saturday but did not tell anyone until her son David came to the home later that day. Mary reported "I am just getting old and having lots of problems". Mary explained to her son she could not walk and he called an ambulance. Mary stated she does not like to bother her children with her problems because they are all very busy people. Mary was wearing the same night gown and bathrobe she was transported to the hospital in. The bathrobe was dirty
Jason, an oil field worker who suffered a seizure that resulted in a shattered shoulder was not so lucky. He required two surgeries to repair the damage that was done. The second surgery was done as an outpatient procedure and before being discharged from the hospital, he was given morphine for his pain. Upon discharge, however, he was only prescribed a mild pain medication, which then resulted in him returning to the emergency room that same evening, to get his pain under control. It took him the trip to the ER and another visit to his surgeon to acquire the appropriate treatment for his post-operative pain. This is absolutely unacceptable
I attended a Board ordered deposition of Dr. Louis Noce on your behalf in the above-referenced matter on 07/24017. Catherine Coyne was present on behalf of the claimant and our hearing reporter was Linda Engel.
Marty Smith is a 67-year-old male who has called 911 after experiencing chest pain and dizziness. The paramedics arrive and notice a bottle of nitroglycerin on the table. The patient states he has angina and is to take the medication as needed for chest pain. He took one pill an hour ago and a second pill 10 minutes prior to calling 911. Prior to this evening’s chest pain, he ate at a buffet and consumed 4 whiskey drinks. His ECG is not indicative of a myocardial infarction.
Hi Dayne, I don’t agree with the outcome of this case. First of all the doctor treated the patient with the best information he had which was incomplete. Second the patient didn’t come back for a year? This seems inconceivable that somehow now the doctor is being held responsible. There is no way that patient was symptom free for a year if she was literally at a stage of cancer that was incurable. I think this case has very little merit and should have been thrown out. I think this speaks to the “limits of personal responsibility” the doctor treated his patient in good faith and if he had been completely informed of his clients history may have made other decisions. Also I would imagine the client was told to follow up