DELAYED DIAGNOSIS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Stroke Patient Is Left Paralyzed After Negligent Misdiagnosis DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old female patient who became aphasic, suffered facial drooping, and was unable to recognize her family members. By the time she presented to the emergency room, her speech was coherent and as a result, she was given a s …

Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During C-Section DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During C-Section

This case involves a 51-year-old woman with a history of a uterine myomectomy who was admitted for an elective C-section when her baby was found to be in the breech position. The patient underwent a difficult primary low segment C-section, during which …

Misinterpretation Of CT Scan Leads To Child’s Premature Death DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 3-year-old girl who presented to the emergency room with intermittent screaming episodes which seemed to be relieved by vomiting. She was administered a laxative and an enema for possible constipation. The physician suspected that  …

Discharged Patient Suddenly Dies From Undiagnosed Heart Disease DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 70-year-old female that presented to the emergency room with a history of deep vein thrombosis. She complained of developing back, chest, and arm pain and numbness. Her physician discussed the high risk of the patient developing co …

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Causes Developmental Complications For Infant DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves an 18-month-old child who was presented to her regular pediatrician with fever and vomiting. The pediatrician advised it was a viral infection and that the parents should let the infection run its course. After several days, the child’s  …

Patient Requires Complete Colon Removal Following Delayed Surgical Intervention DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

This case involves a 65-year-old female with a complicated past history who was diagnosed with a colon adenocarcinoma. The patient had the adenocarcinoma removed laparoscopically and her post-surgical margins were clean. While in the hospital, the patient …

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment DELAYED DIAGNOSIS Expert Case

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment

…  patient’s mass was not surgically resected at the time of diagnosis. Two months later, the patient saw significant growth in the area and …