CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Cardiology Experts Comment on Lipitor Use CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Cardiology Experts Comment on Lipitor Use

The family of a recently deceased woman decided to sue her regular physician after she died from renal failure caused by a Lipitor prescription. Though she was deemed healthy in every other regard, the patient was prescribed over 80 mg a day of the drug as …

Abilify Manufacturer Sued for Psychological Ramifications CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Abilify Manufacturer Sued for Psychological Ramifications

After experiencing adverse side effects from the antidepressant Abilify, a group of patients filed a class action suit against the manufacturing company. Primarily prescribed for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression, Abilify was marketed as an a …

Cardiologist Sued for Xarelto Prescription CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Cardiologist Sued for Xarelto Prescription

This medical malpractice case involves a male patient who suffered from heart disease, was placed on the blood-thinner Xarelto, and faced rapidly declining health. Five days after a cardiac catheterization, the patient developed a groin hematoma with multi …

Risperdal Pharma Company Sued for Obfuscating Negative Studies CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

A large pharmaceutical company was litigated against after they allegedly covered up the potential harmful side effects of the antidepressant Risperdal. The case claimed that the company had obscured evidence that the risperidone in Risperdal increased pro …

Review of Heart Failure Case Reveals Young Patient’s Tragic Medical History CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

A vascular surgeon was needed to review the case of a young woman after she passed away under a hospital’s care. A user of intravenous drugs, she was admitted to the hospital’s emergency services after complaining of muscle pain, fever, and multiple ab …

Heart Device Manufacturer Sued over Unenforced Recall CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Heart Device Manufacturer Sued over Unenforced Recall

After a manufacturer of Implantable Cardio-Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy devices placed an unenforced mass recall on their products, a class action of patients using the cardiac monitors sued the company for failing to notify them. T …

Retained Sponge during Cardiac Monitor Insertion Prompts Lawsuit CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

A middle-aged man had a HeartMate-2 left ventricular assist device inserted, but faced declining health from more than his heart after he developed a critical infection. He was discharged the same day the insertion was completed, but returned to the hospit …

Delay of Cardiovascular Surgery Causes Multiple Amputations CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Delay of Cardiovascular Surgery Causes Multiple Amputations

This case involves an elderly woman with a past medical history of diabetes and on peritoneal dialysis for end stage renal disease. She presented to a local hospital with complaints of lower abdominal pain. She was not seen immediately, but was given paink …