Medical Malpractice Insights

Samuel, Rana Rana.Samuel at VA.GOV
Mon Jun 19 15:54:30 UTC 2017


Here’s another example of a systems issue that leads to misdiagnosis (failure to recognize a drug as the cause of a patient’s MI or hemorrhagic stroke etc.)

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Hundreds Died While Taking an Arthritis Drug, but Nobody Alerted Patients
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Legislation, resources and public policy all contribute to diagnostic error.

Rana Samuel, MD, FCAP
Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS, 113)
Lead pathologist – VISN 2 North
VA western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS)
3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215
Ph:    716-862-8701
Fax:  716-862-7824
Rana.samuel at va.gov



From: Mark Graber [mailto:Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG]
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Dr Charles Pilcher produces a newsletter on medical malpractice cases, a great many of which focus on diagnostic errors.  Chuck has a knack for finding interesting and informative cases, and highlighting the lessons learned, all from a medical perspective.  You can get the flavor for this from the current edition here June 2017 Medical Malpractice Insights<https://madmimi.com/p/83bf2a> and sign up to receive the newsletter directly if you like.

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