DELAYED TREATMENT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Contracts Sepsis From Old Hospital IV DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

Patient Contracts Sepsis From Old Hospital IV

This case involves an overweight 55-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with complaints of chest pain. On the same day, she underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary bypass surgery. An IV was started in her arm and remained in her arm for …

Patient Goes Into Renal Failure After Suffering Dog Bite DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

Patient Goes Into Renal Failure After Suffering Dog Bite

…  catheter (PICC) line. During the woman’s first week of treatment, the antibiotics were administered in the hospital with no …  acute renal failure. The woman required long-term dialysis treatment to …

Infant Suffers Optic Nerve Damage From Delayed Glaucoma Diagnosis DELAYED TREATMENT 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  …

Patient Develops Vegetation On Heart Following Delayed Treatment For Infection DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

…  who suffered a range of complications following the delayed diagnosis of a brain infection. The patient presented his primary care …  heart and led to a systemic infection. As a result of this delayed diagnosis and systemic infection, the patient developed sepsis …

Elderly Patient Succumbs To Heart Attack Following Delayed Transport DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient living in a nursing home who began experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Although the facility staff was aware of the patient’s symptoms, they waited nearly an hour to call for emergency transport. Once emer …

Patient Suffers Anoxic Brain Injury During Post-Anesthesia Care DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his 60s who had a past medical history of respiratory issues who underwent a cervical discectomy fusion to treat spinal cord compression. Immediately following the surgery, the patient complained of difficulty breat …

Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During C-Section DELAYED TREATMENT 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 …