Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
PT arrived at ER after being found unresponsive; diagnosed with altered state of consciousness--admitting diagnosis was a syncopal episode
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Diagnostic studies incuded CT scans of the brain and cervical spine which were negative; A CBC was obtained and revealed hemoglobin 6.8 hematocrit 22.7; WBC was 11.4; 2 units of packed red blood cells were transfused.
Diagnostic Code :
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
PT died from pulmonary thrombo embolism due to deep vein thrombosis.
Severity Of Injury
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report