CODE MED EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Nurse Anesthetist Clears Unstable Asthmatic Patient For Surgery CODE MED Expert Case

…  levels who underwent a splenectomy. The patient had a past medical history of obesity and asthma for which he was receiving high dose …  the CO2 waveform and suffered from oxygen desaturation. A code was called. The patient subsequently underwent multi-organ failure and …

Improper Placement of Nasogastric Tube Leads to Patient Death CODE MED Expert Case

…  who suffered from acid reflux and had used heartburn medication in the past, was admitted into the ER and diagnosed with a small …  again. While in the interventional radiology department a code blue was called. After the procedure was completed, the patient was noted …

Medical Device Distributor Allegedly Violates Anti-Kickback Statutes CODE MED Expert Case

…  anti fraud case involves a medical device distributor and a hospital in New Mexico which allegedly violated Medicare anti-kickback statutes, as well as industry ethical standards. The distributor in question employeed a woman working at a medical center that the medical device firm sold to, and gave her a commission …

Patient Dies After Receiving General Anesthesia CODE MED Expert Case

Patient Dies After Receiving General Anesthesia

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a male patient who was a candidate for an elective cosmetic procedure. The patient underwent a preoperative workup, which revealed some troubling findings with his heart. In spite of these findings, his pr …

Hospitalist expert witness opines on failure to detect fatal gastrointestinal bleed CODE MED Expert Case

…  This case involves a forty-seven-year-old male with a past medical history of drug addiction. The patient’s past medical history was also …  The patient became unarousable shortly after and a code was called. Femoral IV access was finally obtained but the patient …

Hospital Fails to Follow ICU Procedures and Causes Brain Death to Patient CODE MED Expert Case

…  heart stopped. The respiratory therapist tried to locate a medium Number 4 MacIntosh laryngoscope blade but found that the medical coding cart in the ICU had not been restocked. The patient was later …  about the patient’s extubation and by not having the ICU Code cart stocked prior to the …

Fatal Arrhythmia Causes Sudden Cardiac Death CODE MED Expert Case

Fatal Arrhythmia Causes Sudden Cardiac Death

…  inverted T waves. The patient was admitted to the internal medicine floor for observation and within four hours of his admission, the …  to ambulate. The patient was found by nursing staff and a code blue was called. CPR protocol was initiated but the patient was unable to …

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis Results in Patient’s Death CODE MED Expert Case

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis Results in Patient’s Death

…  an eighty-three-year-old female patient with a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. The …  twenty minutes of developing the symptoms but a stroke code was not called until after the patient arrived at the medical facility. It …