DOCTOR EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke DOCTOR Expert Case

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke

This case involves a 62-year-old man who was diagnosed with a benign growth at the base of his skull. The patient underwent a neck dissection with resection of the tumor by an ENT. The ENT had originally intended to schedule a vascular surgeon to assis …

Patient With Infection Develops Severe Muscle Atrophy DOCTOR Expert Case

Patient With Infection Develops Severe Muscle Atrophy

This case involves an otherwise healthy female who initially presented to her pediatrician with a mass in her neck. Given the mass’s persistence over an extended period of time, the patient was referred for an biopsy of the affected lymph node. The biopsy  …

Nephrologist Elects Not To Medicate Athlete With Severe Potassium Deficiency DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy 16-year-old crew team athlete who experienced persistent inexplicable muscle spasms and was hospitalized. While hospitalized, the patient was discovered to have very low potassium levels and abnormal EKGs. He was ref …

Patient Develops Compulsive Behavior While Taking Antipsychotic Medication DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a 26-year-old male patient with bipolar disorder and severe depression who was prescribed the antipsychotic aripipiprazole. This patient had a family history of bipolar disorder and alcoholism. While taking the antipsychotic medi …

Patient Requires Life Support Following Botched Colorectal Surgery DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with a history of Crohn’s disease who underwent a colectomy for excision of a neoplastic polyp. After surgery, her diet was immediately advanced from liquid to a regular soft diet. Several days after the surgery, t …

Cardiology Expert Witness Advises on Faulty Pacemaker That Caused Man’s Death DOCTOR Expert Case

A cardiology expert witness advises on a pacing systems case involving a man, located in South Dakota, who underwent biventricular ICD placement with AV node ablation. The cardiologist positioned three leads in his heart: one to the right ventricle (RV),  …