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Missed diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis leads to teen’s death – $455,000 settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 17-year-old female who presented to a community hospital emergency department with a history of severe right leg pain and swelling beginning after a surgical abortion performed five days earlier. The emergency room physician did not calculate and instead charted “doubt” in the decedent’s Well’s Risk stratification, and he theorized that the ...

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