COUMADIN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Fatal Hemorrhage While on Coumadin COUMADIN Expert Case

Patient Suffers Fatal Hemorrhage While on Coumadin

…  was admitted to the hospital. The patient was taking Coumadin at the time for deep vein thrombosis. He discontinued Coumadin for the procedure, bridging with another medication until the …

Patient Is Killed by Mismanaged Anticoagulant Therapy COUMADIN Expert Case

Patient Is Killed by Mismanaged Anticoagulant Therapy

…  on a longstanding regimen of the anti-coagulation drug coumadin. Immediately prior to undergoing the procedure, the patient had been …  in order to “bridge” the gap between her cessation of coumadin for the procedure. Several weeks after this procedure, the patient …

Mismanaged Coumadin Causes Fatal Bleed After Liver Biopsy COUMADIN Expert Case

Mismanaged Coumadin Causes Fatal Bleed After Liver Biopsy

…  atrial fibrillation, for which she had been taking Coumadin while under the care of a cardiologist. As a part of the testing on …  with her cardiologist to advise on how the patient’s coumadin should be managed. The treating cardiologist claims to have taken …

Doctor Prescribes Dangerous Dose of Coumadin COUMADIN Expert Case

Doctor Prescribes Dangerous Dose of Coumadin

…  The doctor’s plan was to have the patient take 5 mg of Coumadin a day, however the instructions that were given to the pharmacist had …  course of a few weeks, the patient continued to take the Coumadin as he had been instructed.  At some point, the patient showed …

Failure to Monitor Coumadin Regimen Leads to Death COUMADIN Expert Case

Failure to Monitor Coumadin Regimen Leads to Death

…  a male patient who was prescribed a daily dosage of Coumadin without specific follow-up for routine lab studies. Some weeks after beginning the Coumadin regimen, the patient presented to the defendant physician with …

Error in Warfarin Dosage Causes Serious Injuries COUMADIN Expert Case

Error in Warfarin Dosage Causes Serious Injuries

…  claimed that the defendants failed to adjust the patients coumadin dose following her INR test, and as a result she suffered severe and …

Heparin Causes Double Amputation COUMADIN Expert Case

Heparin Causes Double Amputation

This case takes place in Arizona and involves a female patient who underwent a minor surgical procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient had been receiving anti-coagulation therapy. The patient was switched to Heparin for the procedure. Some time afte …

Patient is Injured by Cessation of Warfarin COUMADIN Expert Case

Patient is Injured by Cessation of Warfarin

This case takes place in New York and involves a female patient who had been taking warfarin for several years before undergoing an elective surgery. In advance of the procedure, she saw a hematologist, who took her off warfarin in preparation for the proc …