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HIPAA Violation Derails NP's Career

HIPAA Violation Derails NP's Career

A HIPAA violation harms the successful career of a healthcare provider and causes problems for her former and current employers.

A Case of Wrongful Termination?

A clinician quits her job but afterward sues for wrongful termination.

Patient Test Results Never Received

A clinician fails to follow up after ordering diagnostic tests for a patient.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

New York's proposed "Lavern's Law" halted in state legislature

A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.

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