CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant With Prenatal Defects Suffers Permanent Neurological Impairment CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a pregnant woman whose fetus was found prenatally to have a defect in the lower chambers of the heart and kidney failure. The baby was born prematurely and was intubated in the NICU. He was diagnosed with brain and eye malformations, …

Nurse Discontinues Telemetry Order Without Physician Approval CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with COPD who was administered large amounts of tranquilizers. The physician ordered the patient to be placed on telemetry, however, the nurse on call discontinued the order without the doctor’s confirmation. Hours  …

Woman Contracts Sepsis From Intestinal Perforation During Vascular Surgery CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with a history of poor circulation who presented with persistent foot pain. She underwent a cardiac bypass graft and was discharged home after the designated recovery period. A few days later, the patient ret …

Patient Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Pain Management Procedure CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a history of persistent back and shoulder pain who went in for a lumbar facet rhizotomy. The patient had previously undergone several facet joint injections but was otherwise healthy. The patient was  …

Wearable Technology Expert Opines On Intellectual Property Dispute CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an intellectual property dispute between two producers of wearable heart-rate monitors. One of the leading manufacturers of electrocardiography chest straps alleged that another manufacturer copied components of its biometric sensing …

Patient Dies Of Liver Failure After Delayed Interventional Radiology Treatment CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient who presented with abdominal pain and a hepatic lesion. She underwent a CT-guided liver biopsy and was discharged home. Later in the week, the patient began to complain of increased abdominal pain and wa …

Surgical Resident Performs Unsuccessful Emergent Tracheotomy CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who presented to the hospital with a seizure. The patient developed an allergic reaction to the blood pressure medication he was given during his ED course and his airway began to swell uncontrollably. …

Patient Suffers Arterial Aneurysm Following Delayed Diagnosis and Intervention CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with chronic kidney disease who presented to the ER with complaints of abdominal pain and lower extremity weakness. A physical exam revealed diminished peripheral pulses indicating vascular compromise in …