DOCTOR EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hospital Causes Severe Hand Infection in Patient DOCTOR Expert Case

Hospital Causes Severe Hand Infection in Patient

This case concerns a patient who was admitted to a VA Hospital because he had poorly controlled diabetes and had persistent arm and leg weakness. An initial examination showed that the patient’s blood sugar was dangerously high and he was given intraveno …

OBGYN Expert Witness Opines on Infant’s Injured Kidneys During Delivery DOCTOR Expert Case

…  baby was in the breech position before the birth and the doctor planned to deliver the baby by cesarean section. An examination of the …  that the baby’s heartbeat was decelerating. When the doctor tried to deliver the baby, he found that the buttocks were visible and …

Breast Cancer Missed as Physician Fails to Examine Patient DOCTOR Expert Case

Breast Cancer Missed as Physician Fails to Examine Patient

This case involves a forty-five-year-old female who presented to her primary care physician’s office with complaints of a nodular lump on her breast. At the initial visit, the patient was only seen by a medical student, the physician did not interview or …

Urologist Misses Diagnosis of Invasive Bladder Cancer DOCTOR Expert Case

Urologist Misses Diagnosis of Invasive Bladder Cancer

This urologic oncology case involves a fifty-six-year-old man who was undergoing treatment for urinary frequency, nighttime urination, and occasional blood in the urine. The urologist performed a cystoscopy and diagnosed the patient with an overactive bla …

Diabetic Patient has Molar Extracted and Contracts Life Threatening Infection DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-year-old male patient with a past medical history of diabetes. He presented to his dentist for a molar extraction for braces. Following the procedure, the patient had a severe infection of the extraction site. The infection/absc …

Orthopedic Surgeon Fails to Secure Surgical Plates During Ankle Fracture Repair DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a forty-seven-year-old female patient who sustained a severe compound fracture of the ankle joint. The operating physician performed an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation), with the placement of a surgical plate but the decision for  …

Patient Discharged With Untreated Hepatic Abscess DOCTOR Expert Case

Patient Discharged With Untreated Hepatic Abscess

This case involves a forty-five-year-old female who presented to the emergency room with a history of severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. A CT scan of her abdomen revealed a non-specific vascular liver lesion. At the time of diagnosis, the lesion w …

Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Leads to Distant Internal Organ Metastasis DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old female patient who was seeing an OBGYN for routine tests to screen for cervical and breast cancer. The physical exam was unremarkable but a mammogram performed the same day showed prominent architectural markings of  …