COUMADIN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Lack of Monitoring While on Coumadin Results in Patient’s Death COUMADIN Expert Case

…  and involves a patient who suffered injuries from taking Coumadin. The patient had experienced several minor heart episodes in the …  physician ordered that the patient begin a daily dose of Coumadin. Allegedly, the defendant physician did not advise the patient of the …

Mismanaged Coumadin (Warfarin) Therapy Results in Patient’s Death COUMADIN Expert Case

…  involves a man in his early 60’s who had been prescribed Coumadin by his cardiologist. Subsequently, he required a prostate biopsy. The …  regarding concerns of augmenting or eliminating Coumadin therapy in advance of the procedure. The use of Coumadin therapy was …

Cardiologist Prescribes Pradaxa Causing Fatal Stroke in Patient COUMADIN Expert Case

…  medication and subsequently had to receive monthly coumadin level blood testing to ensure a therapeutic range of medication. After …  cardiologist suggested Pradaxa as a safe alternative to Coumadin. The patient was placed on a 150 mg regimen of Pradaxa and, after four …

Stroke Patient Discharged With New Brain Bleed COUMADIN Expert Case

Stroke Patient Discharged With New Brain Bleed

…  drip at a rate of 700units/hr. Orders were also issued for Coumadin five milligrams and for 5000U of heparin. In addition to the Coumadin and heparin, the patient was started on Plavix and aspirin. The …

Missed Diagnosis of DVT Leads to Massive Pulmonary Embolism COUMADIN Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of DVT Leads to Massive Pulmonary Embolism

This case involves a sixty-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital for abnormal blood coagulation values and a medical history of recurrent thrombo-emboli. For nine years, he had suffered from hypertension for which he took lisinopril 2.5 mg daily,  …

Corrective Valve Surgery Results in Paralysis COUMADIN Expert Case

Corrective Valve Surgery Results in Paralysis

…  24 hours. The main issue was thought to be a clot, thus coumadin and blood thinners were given until it was discovered that he had a …