The man who died of complications from a urinary tract infection in the Emergency Department of a Cleveland hospital in 2015 was a gentleman, and the exam was performed with the best medical tools available.
But his condition was critical and he needed to be transported to the operating room, which is what led to his death, authorities said.
It was a scenario many doctors and patients have been dealing with for years.
They’ve had to deal with the results of an exam that is so poorly performed, the doctor said.
The Cleveland Clinic said the doctor who performed the exam has been placed on leave.
It’s the first hospital in the nation to take a medical leave in a case like this, according to a report from the National Institute of Health.
But the decision to call it a medical exam has become increasingly common.
In 2016, a man died after being admitted to the ER after being examined by a nurse who was a friend of his wife, who was also an emergency room doctor.
That same year, a hospital in Texas said a nurse’s assistant who had recently completed a medical residency at the hospital was being investigated for a similar incident.
A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Clinic, which has more than 50,000 patients, said in a statement: “We are grateful for the care of the staff in the emergency room and their compassion and empathy during this time of tragedy.
It was our intention to conduct a thorough, prompt, and appropriate medical exam.”
The Cleveland Medical Society, a non-profit that represents emergency medical professionals, said it was working to set up a committee to review the medical examiner’s handling of the exam.
In a statement, it said the society’s medical ethic board will provide recommendations for how to improve the way medical examiners do their jobs.
A review of the investigation by the Cleveland Medical Examiner’s Office into the incident is ongoing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.