DOCTOR EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Surgeon Allegedly Fails to Acquire Patient Consent for Cosmetic Nose Surgery DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a 54-year-old male actor with sleep apnea who had a dermal filler injected into his nasolabial fold. Several months after the procedure, the patient believed he was having an adverse reaction to the dermal filler and visited a plast …

Radiology Technician Allegedly Deviates From Patient Supervision Protocol DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a 41-year-old male patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who suffered injuries after falling from an x-ray table. Before the x-ray was conducted, the patient requested assistance getting onto the table. The technician then s …

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 …

Nurse Practitioner Fails To Adequately Attend Tracheostomy Patient DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who had a tracheostomy tube placed following a neck surgery. The patient was transferred to a skilled nursing facility and placed under the care of a nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner did not inf …