CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Physician Fails To Administer Prescription Medication To Alcoholic Patient CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 58-year-old female patient with a history of heart problems and alcoholism. The patient had developed alcoholism in her early fifties following the death of her son. One evening, the patient drank to the point of falling unconsci …

Patient Develops Fatal Blood Clots Following Cardiac Ablation Procedure CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old male patient in the recovery unit following an ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation. When the patient met the appropriate recovery criteria, his sheath was removed. Upon removal, the patient’s blood pressure began …

Young Child is Permanently Disabled Following Cardiac Surgery CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient with Down syndrome that underwent a surgical procedure to repair a hole between her heart chambers and regulate her blood flow. She underwent a subsequent open-heart procedure to remove scar tissue from …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who was given an EKG after experiencing persistent chest pain for several weeks. A heart block was diagnosed and a pacemaker was implanted. While the patient was recovering from the surgery, she developed se …

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female infant who suffered pneumonia at 16 months of age. She was taken to the pediatrician’s office and seen by a nurse practitioner, not the pediatrician. The infant had a chest x-ray which was read as enlarged cardiac size. Clin …

Cardiologist Fails To Remove Wire After Surgical Defibrillator Placement CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with a history of chronic heart failure who presented to the hospital to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (CRT device) placed. During the surgery, the device placement was complicated by a …

Elderly Patient Dies After Ongoing Episodes of Syncope CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Elderly Patient Dies After Ongoing Episodes of Syncope

This case involves an elderly patient with a history of various heart conditions and impaired blood flow who suffered a syncopal episode (fainted) in her home. The patient was medicated with ondansetron en route to the Medical Center and the ED physician  …

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death

This case involves a middle-aged female patient who underwent a mitrial valve repair and replacement surgery. The surgery was conducted without incident, however shortly after the patient’s recovery began she began suffering from mitral stenosis, which was …