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Three Medicolegal Cases of Searching for the Stone: Lessons Learned Along the Journey

  • Author(s): Jacobson, Ashley A.;
  • Sakamoto, Ayumi E.;
  • Moore, Gregory P.;
  • Boie, Eric T.
  • et al.
Abstract

We present three medicolegal cases of medical negligence settled out of court. These cases all involved patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with a suspected diagnosis of kidney stone. Highlighted are the importance of patient communication, addressing incidental findings found during a patient’s ED visit, anticipating complications, and the need for thorough documentation.

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