DECUBITUS ULCERS EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-109448
This expert is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care at an academic medical center in New Jersey. She started her career in wound care after completing residencies in Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowships at UCSF in Trauma and Burns/Wound Healing and in Surgical Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University. She served as an expert panel member for the National Institute of Health to write guidelines for the treatment of ...

DECUBITUS ULCERS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Sedentary Patient Develops Pressure Sores During Rehabilitation DECUBITUS ULCERS Expert Case

 This case involves a woman who developed pressure sores following a surgical procedure. The patient was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility and was not found to have any pressure wounds at the time of admission. The patient was primarily se …

Patient Develops Sepsis Due to Allegedly Negligent Treatment of Diabetic Ulcer DECUBITUS ULCERS Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient with a past medical history of diabetes who presented to a podiatrist with an open callous on the bottom of her right foot. The doctor trimmed off the loose skin and noted signs of infection. The doctor put the pati …

Expert Opines on Lapses in Decubitus Ulcer Care DECUBITUS ULCERS Expert Case

Expert Opines on Lapses in Decubitus Ulcer Care

…  a large fluid collection suggestive of possible abscess or decubitus ulcer. He was discharged to rehab on with a diagnosis of post-op …

Elderly Patient Dies From Untreated Bedsores DECUBITUS ULCERS Expert Case

Elderly Patient Dies From Untreated Bedsores

…  the care of this hospital, the patient developed several decubitus ulcers that went unchecked for a significant amount of time. The hospital …

Elderly Man Not Properly Cared for in Nursing Home DECUBITUS ULCERS Expert Case

Elderly Man Not Properly Cared for in Nursing Home

…  course of his stay, the patient developed several pressure ulcers, several leg contractures, and required a peg tube as he became more …  No autopsy was performed. An expert with a specialty in decubitus ulcer care was retained for this …