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Death Related to Ibuprofen, Valdecoxib, and Medical Errors: Case Report and Medicolegal Issues

Lohiya, Ghan-Shyam MD, MS; Lohiya, Piyush MD; Krishna, Vamsi MD; Lohiya, Sunita MD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: June 2013 - Volume 55 - Issue 6 - p 601–603
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182972ecf
Letters to the Editor

Occupational Medicine & Toxicology, Royal Medical Group, Santa Ana, Calif

Nephrologist, Post Office Box 541163, Grand Prairie, Texas

Department of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif

Royal Medical Group, Santa Ana, Calif

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This study was presented at the 53rd Quarterly Grand Rounds at Fairview Developmental Center, Costa Mesa, California, on December 7, 2011.

Dr G. Lohiya provided medicolegal opinions as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Occupational Medicine and Toxicology) supporting a related workers' compensation claim. Dr G. Lohiya received partial payments for some of his services from Gallagher Bassett Insurance Company (workers' compensation insurance adjuster for the patient's employer). Drs P. Lohiya, V. Krishna, and S. Lohiya declare no actual or potential, real or perceived conflicts of interest in the drugs, devices, or procedures described in the enclosed manuscript. Address correspondence to: Ghan-Shyam Lohiya, MD, MS, Occupational Medicine & Toxicology, Royal Medical Group, 1120 W Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (

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