APPENDECTOMY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

General Surgeon Fails To Diagnose Appendicitis In Symptomatic Patient APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case involves a woman who presented to the hospital after experiencing persistent lower abdominal pain. The emergency physician suspected appendicitis and ordered a CT. The report showed thickening of the appendix and accumulation of fluid in the  …

Pediatric Surgery Experts Discuss Delayed Treatment of Ruptured Appendix APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case involves a 5 year old girl who presented to the ER with fluid in her abdominal cavity as well as a distended stomach in Utah. An ultrasound was performed, however it was noted that it did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the you …

Fatal Appendicitis Could Have Been Detected Earlier: Pediatric Surgery Expert APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case involves a 4-month-old girl who presented to the ER with multiple symptoms, including a visibly distended abdomen. An ultrasound was performed, however it was noted that the testing did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the young  …

Expert Evaluates Failure to Treat Suspected Appendicitis APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case involves a female prison inmate who suffered serious injuries from a ruptured appendix while she was serving time in a county correctional facility. The Plaintiff first presented to the prison infirmary with complaints of severe, radiating pain …

Doctors Fail to Correctly Diagnose Appendicitis APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Correctly Diagnose Appendicitis

This case takes place in Ohio and involves a female patient who presented to her primary care physician with abdominal pain. The doctor referred her to the emergency room, and called the ER to let the hospital know that the patient would be arriving with  …

General Surgeon Fails To Properly Diagnose Perforated Appendix APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case takes place in Iowa and involves complications following gallbladder surgery. The patient is a female who presented to the ER on with complaints of abdominal pain, which she stated was worse on one side than the other and had persisted for some  …

Plaintiff’s Appendix Ruptures After 11 Hours in Waiting Room APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

…  was then admitted for emergency treatment, where an appendectomy was performed. The rupture of the patient’s appendix caused peritonitis, yet during the appendectomy, the surgeon did not provide a drainage procedure to get rid of …

Delayed Diagnosis of Appendicitis Results in Ruptured Appendix APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

This case takes place in Delaware and involves a 13-year-old female with no significant past medical history. She presented to her pediatricians office with complaints of severe abdominal pain and discomfort. She was seen by a Nurse Practitioner who prescr …

General Surgery Expert Advises On Emergency Appendectomy That Resulted In Sepsis APPENDECTOMY Expert Case

…  surgeon to a pregnant woman who required an emergency appendectomy and later developed sepsis. The 23-week pregnant female patient …  to the ER with symptoms of appendicitis. An emergent appendectomy was performed and the patient’s appendix was not yet ruptured …