COPD EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Failure To Monitor High-Risk Patient Leads To Cardiac Arrest COPD Expert Case

…  a history of obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP treatment, COPD, and hypertension who underwent a hip replacement procedure at a surgical …  his CPAP machine to the surgical center. The patient’s COPD and sleep apnea were not addressed in the orthopedic surgeon’s pre- or …

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire COPD Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

…  case involves a 78-year-old male patient with a history of COPD who developed pneumonia and required intubation. Because the patient was …

Lung Cancer Goes Untreated Despite Discovery of Malignant Cells COPD Expert Case

…  a long history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as several other respiratory issues. On one occasion, the patient had a severe episode of COPD that required him to be admitted to the hospital. During examination, a …

Pulmonologist Ignores CT Findings and Fails to Diagnose Lung Cancer COPD Expert Case

…  a pulmonologist for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He had an eighty year history of smoking. The pulmonologist was treating his COPD with an ipratropium and albuterol combination formula. The patient began …

Patient Dies From Untreated Aspiration Pneumonia COPD Expert Case

Patient Dies From Untreated Aspiration Pneumonia

…  facility following a stroke. The patient had a history of COPD and mild dementia but his family stated that he was generally alert, …  was taken to a local hospital for an exacerbation of COPD and had an admitting diagnosis of pneumonia with acute respiratory …

Delayed Diagnosis of Pneumonia Leads to Pulmonary Edema and Cardiac Arrest COPD Expert Case

This case involves a recently incarcerated woman who had a history of drug abuse. One month after being in prison, the patient presented to the clinic complaining of a persistently elevated heart rate with nausea and vomiting. The infirmary observed the pa …