DELAYED DIAGNOSIS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Delayed Bowel Perforation Intervention Causes Patient Kidney Injury DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 69-year-old male patient with a complicated medical history who underwent a colonoscopy. He was noted to have a diverticular stricture and the surgeon suspected perforation. The structure was marked with an ink spot, and a chest  …

Delayed Biopsy Assessment Allegedly To Blame For Patient’s Metastasized Cancer DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old female patient who was seeing a dermatologist for various skin lesions and actinic keratosis management. The patient was advised to use Carac cream as a form of treatment. No biopsies were performed at the time. The lesion …

Misread Pathology Report Results In Delayed Cancer Diagnosis DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

Misread Pathology Report Results In Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

This case involves a 56-year-old male patient who had dacryocystorhinostomy procedure to create a new tear drain between his eyes and nose. Pathology came back as benign. a little over a year later, the patient went for an evaluation of glaucoma. A se …

Infant Suffers Optic Nerve Damage From Delayed Glaucoma Diagnosis DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 6-month-old baby who developed uneven pupils. The baby was taken to the emergency room and was noted to have a less reactive left eye as well as mild left ptosis. A fundus exam revealed that the right eye had a sharp disc margin. The  …

Delayed Diagnosis Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Leads To Fatal Infection DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

…  aneurysm following a stent graft placement and a recent diagnosis of gout who presented to the emergency department with acute back …  worsening back pain and fever. She was admitted with a diagnosis of sepsis of unknown cause. The patient then awaited further …

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Causes Patient To Lose Ability To Walk DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 59-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with blood in her urine. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound during which a mass suggestive of a hemangioma (birthmark) was noted. A CT scan was performed which showed a lo …