CANCER EXPERT WITNESSES

CANCER EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Fungal Infection Following Lung Surgery CANCER Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented to her primary care physician with a persistent cough. An x-ray showed a large mass in the right lung and the patient was referred to a thoracic surgeon. The thoracic surgeon ordered a CT and PET scan w …

Diagnostic Radiologist Fails To Recognize Advanced Spinal Cancer CANCER Expert Case

This case involves a physically active middle-aged female patient who injured her back while exercising and began seeing an orthopedist for treatment. She underwent an MRI which revealed an abnormal signal in her vertebral body and a follow-up bone sca …

Dermatologist Does Not Request Testing For Patient With Recurrent Cancer CANCER Expert Case

…  patient that was diagnosed with recurrent basal cell cancer. After several years of treatment, the patient informed her …  stage recurrent basal cell carcinoma. The patient’s cancer had become so pervasive that it had affected nearby bones. Surgical …

Toxicology Expert Discusses Health Consequences From Industrial Pollutants CANCER Expert Case

…  was found to be in violation of the legal level of certain cancer-causing air pollutants and agreed to limit the level of these …  level. An expert in toxicology with an understanding of cancer-causing air pollutants was sought to address the consequences to human …

Delayed Cancer Diagnoses Leaves Infant Permanently Paralyzed CANCER Expert Case

This case involves a 7-month-old male patient whose right leg was not moving with the same range of motion as the left. He was admitted for a workup, but X-rays and a skeletal survey came back negative. Although the nurse noted that the infant wasn’t  …

Patient With Persistent Bowel Irregularity Progresses To Advanced Colon Cancer CANCER Expert Case

…  colon but pathology never investigated if it was pre-cancerous. For 3 years, the patient complained to his primary care physician …  another colonoscopy. He was found to have stage III colon cancer with metastasis to his liver and appendix. An expert in gastrointestinal …

Leukemia Patient Requires Amputation Following Bone Marrow Biopsy CANCER Expert Case

This case involves a young stage III leukemia patient who received a delayed diagnosis and required an immediate bone marrow biopsy. After the procedure, the patient developed a hematoma in her right leg which rapidly progressed to compartment syndro …