DELAYED TREATMENT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Succumbs To Skin Cancer Following Delayed Diagnosis DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

…  sun exposure who consistently visited a dermatologist for treatment of moles. The patient presented to the dermatologist with lesions on …  patient returned to the dermatologist for several freezing treatments with minimal changes. Finally, a biopsy was taken more than a year …

Patient Is Left On Permanent Oxygen Following Delayed Infection Diagnosis DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

…  a followup appointment after completing the medication treatment and was told by her pulmonologist that she was recovered. However, …  He was referred to an infectious disease physician and treatment for the MAC commenced. In spite of multiple treatments, the patient …

Negligent Emergency Room Triage Leads To Fatality Due To Stroke DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

…  admission, the patient was 2 hours into the 5-hour window treatment from his last known normal. The patient expected to receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment, however, he was never given tPA. Over the course of 4 hours in the …

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing

This case involves an 8-year-old boy who experienced recurring palpitations and dizziness for several months. The child was taken to a cardiologist who thought the symptoms to be heart-related. The child’s Holter monitor tests were normal. However, no ne …

Hospital Patient With High Blood Pressure Dies After Premature Discharge DELAYED TREATMENT Expert Case

This case involved a 43-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room following a motor vehicle accident. The patient complained of neck, shoulder, and hip pain. Upon exam, she was noted to have extremely high blood pressure. It was later dis …

Delayed Bowel Perforation Intervention Causes Patient Kidney Injury DELAYED TREATMENT 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  …

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 …