Monthly Archives: October 2014

Errors in Diagnosis: Under the Microscope

By: Dr. Ken Teufel “A patient with abdominal pain dies from a ruptured appendix after a doctor fails to do a complete exam.  A biopsy comes back positive for prostate cancer, but no one follows up when the lab result gets misplaced. A child’s fever and rash are diagnosed as a viral illness, but they…
Read more

Interesting Court Case Prompts Medical Review Investigation

Easily the largest victory for physicians in Washington state this year, Dr. Diana Smigaj has accepted a settlement from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital over allegations the hospital used its peer-review process to push her out of practice. “I feel relieved it is over,” Smigaj wrote in an email Thursday afternoon. “It has been a long…
Read more