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For more than 20 years, CRICO has analyzed claims and suits from the Harvard medical community to understand causes of error. We have learned that 67% of claims fall into four high risk areas: Diagnosis, Obstetrics, Surgery and Medication.

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For more than 20 years, CRICO has analyzed claims and suits from the Harvard medical community to understand causes of error. We have learned that 67% of claims fall into four high risk areas: Diagnosis, Obstetrics, Surgery and Medication.

    Woman Dies from Post-op Stroke When Anticoagulant Not Restarted

    Woman Dies from Post-op Stroke When Anticoagulant Not Restarted

    In a lawsuit naming four physicians, the patient’s estate alleged negligent failure to restart anticoagulation after surgery, resulting in a stroke and ultimately, her death.

    • 10 min
    Young Patient, Flawed Test, Fatal Delay in Colon CA Diagnosis

    Young Patient, Flawed Test, Fatal Delay in Colon CA Diagnosis

    A young patient with multiple visits for the same complaints needed an accurate diagnosis sooner to survive.

    • 7 min
    “What Else Might This Be?” Might Have Saved PE Patient

    “What Else Might This Be?” Might Have Saved PE Patient

    A typical urgent care decision needed a simple re-thinking in this fatal PE case.

    • 14 min
    A Forgotten Stent and Unclear Responsibility for Follow Up

    A Forgotten Stent and Unclear Responsibility for Follow Up

    A simple surgery leads to pain and legal action after a stent is left behind and forgotten for a year.

    • 9 min
    Nothing is “Routine” for an Anxious Patient or Family

    Nothing is “Routine” for an Anxious Patient or Family

    A practice struggled to satisfy the family of a boy after two years of primary care and a misunderstanding

    • 8 min
    Status Change Missed, Consultation Flawed, and the Patient Loses Baby

    Status Change Missed, Consultation Flawed, and the Patient Loses Baby

    OB case: communication between the primary provider and a phone consultant needed more clarity and changes in the patient's status needed a stronger response.

    • 11 min

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