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Thomas H. Gallagher, MD; May 2011
Transferred to a tertiary hospital, a child with severe swelling of the brain is found to have venous sinus thromboses and little chance of survival. Further review revealed that the referring hospital had missed subtle signs of cerebral edema on the initial CT scan days earlier, raising the question of whether to disclose the errors of other facilities or caregivers.
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Glick TH, Cranberg LD, Hanscom RB, Sato L. Neurology. 2005;65:1284-1286.
The authors found preventable errors in more than half of the neurologic malpractice claims studied. They identified several contributors, including lapses in communication and problems with follow-up, diagnostic accuracy, and imaging.