AMPUTATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Girl’s foot severed after getting caught in escalator AMPUTATION Expert Case

Girl’s foot severed after getting caught in escalator

This case involves an eleven-year-old girl who was riding an elevator while shopping with her family. The girl was shopping for back-to-school merchandise in a large department store with her family. The girl was wearing laced-up high-top sneakers at the t …

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Perforates and Leads to Below-Knee Amputations AMPUTATION Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-two-year-old male who was scheduled for a gastric bypass surgery. The patient had a Bard Recovery Filter, a type of IVC catheter filter, placed prophylactically to prevent the propagation of clots to the lungs and heart.  Such  …

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Comments on Leg Amputation AMPUTATION Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Comments on Leg Amputation

…  foot. As a result, she subsequently underwent revision amputation of the affected limb; specifically, a left tib-fib Syme amputation. She was discharged on home care that was to manage his wound. The …

Endocrinologist Fails to Monitor Foot Health of a Diabetic Patient AMPUTATION Expert Case

…  who developed extensive foot ulcers resulting in two toe amputations. The man was first seen by his endocrinologist for management of …  appointment with a podiatrist. Eventually, the man had the amputations and grew extremely depressed. Six months later, the man passed away …

Infectious Pyomyositis Results in Full Hip Disarticulation AMPUTATION Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-five-year-old female patient who sustained a puncture wound on her foot while vacationing in the Caribbean. The patient presented to her family doctor with complaints of severe pain at the site of the injury and on the dorsal as …