CARDIAC SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Cardiovascular Surgery Delayed Due to Hospital Scheduling Error CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

…  determined that the patient required immediate open-heart surgery. He was temporarily placed on a balloon pump to bridge care as surgery …  and a stroke ensued. The cardiovascular surgeon noted the cardiac event in his operative report. Following the CABG procedure, the …

Thoracic Surgery Results in Massive Intraoperative Bleed CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

…  ten units of blood were transfused. The patient was in the cardiac ICU for three weeks and was discharged from the hospital with a reduced …  due to the severe cardiac event experienced during surgery. Subsequently, the patient required close monitoring for impending …

Areola Tissue Damage After Breast Reduction Surgery CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

Areola Tissue Damage After Breast Reduction Surgery

…  involves a female patient who underwent a breast reduction surgery and developed an infection, which led to necrosis and death of the …  adequately monitor. The patient developed a debilitating cardiac infection following the surgery. The patient alleged that this …

Child Suffers Brain Hypoxia During Cardiac Surgery CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

Child Suffers Brain Hypoxia During Cardiac Surgery

…  heart defect, which required the replacement of a cardiac conduit. The conduit was from a cadaver donor and the parents were told …  scar tissue and fused to the chest wall. During surgery, the chest was opened, and the conduit immediately ripped away from the …

Incorrect Medication Dosage for Patient Causes Cardiac Arrest CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

Incorrect Medication Dosage for Patient Causes Cardiac Arrest

…  agitation. The patient had a past medical history of cardiac anomalies and previous open-heart surgery for repair of a congenital heart defect. During his inpatient course of …

Wrong Diagnosis Leads to Unnecessary Surgery CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

Wrong Diagnosis Leads to Unnecessary Surgery

…  aortic dissection and the patient was rushed to emergency surgery. Upon opening the abdominal cavity the doctor reported in his surgical …  an anonymous note from a nurse stating that during the surgery, after opening the chest, the patient was found to have essentially a …

Valve Replacement Surgery Leads to Massive Heart Attack CARDIAC SURGERY Expert Case

Valve Replacement Surgery Leads to Massive Heart Attack

…  leads.  The obstruction was never diagnosed and the acute cardiac event resulted in severe LV damage. The surgeon did not recognize, …  and instead sent her home with a diagnosis that she had cardiac stunning from a potassium deficiency. The patient’s long-standing …