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Episode 075: Out of Breath and Time

September 06, 2019

Editor and founder of, Eric Funk, returns with Brian Fortenberry to review a malpractice case of a 31-year-old male who couldn’t receive a CT scan for physical reasons and got a misdiagnosis of bronchitis that resulted in a tragic outcome.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Dr. Eric Funk

Dr. Eric Funk is an Emergency Medicine physician practicing at a Level 1 trauma center in the Midwest. He completed medical school at the University of Kansas and a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He writes about medical malpractice at His focus is on improving patient care and physician documentation by publishing real-life medical malpractice cases.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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