ANTICOAGULANT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Gynecologist Causes Severe Infection After C-Section ANTICOAGULANT Expert Case

Gynecologist Causes Severe Infection After C-Section

This case involves a thirty-two-year-old female who developed septic pelvic thrombophlebitis shortly after being induced for labor at a local hospital. The woman was thirty eight weeks gestation at the time of induction. During the days leading up to her i …

Plastic Surgeon Performs Liposculpture With Inadequate Anesthesia ANTICOAGULANT Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-two-year-old woman who underwent a liposculpture procedure that resulted in significant complication and cosmetic damage. The plastic surgeon advised that the procedure could be done properly while under local anesthesia. The pl …

Cardiologist Prescribes Pradaxa Causing Fatal Stroke in Patient ANTICOAGULANT Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-nine-year-old male patient who underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure in which a St. Jude valve was selected for implantation. The patient was required to be on anticoagulation medication and subsequently had to receive  …

Saddle Embolism Kills Man After Hospital Discharge ANTICOAGULANT Expert Case

Saddle Embolism Kills Man After Hospital Discharge

…  was placed as a precaution and the patient was taken off anticoagulants due to his brain bleed. Three days into his admission, the …  embolism was suspected and the patient was placed back on anticoagulants with close monitoring of his INR levels. The patient was …

Failure to Administer DVT Prophylaxis Leads to Fatal Pulmonary Emboli ANTICOAGULANT Expert Case

This case involves a 55-year-old patient who underwent surgery to reverse a temporary colostomy. Three days post-operative, the patient died from bilateral pulmonary emboli. The surgeon ordered prophylactic anticoagulation and also orders were placed to ha …