DOCTOR EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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  …

OBGYN Transects Sciatic Nerve During Vaginal Vault Repair for Vaginal Prolapse DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-four-year-old female patient who underwent a vaginal vault repair. She subsequently had damage to her sciatic nerve suffering from motor/sensory dysfunction with paralysis postoperatively. Additionally, she had pain and numbness  …

Physician Performs Unnecessary Procedure on Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome DOCTOR Expert Case

…  bilaterally, right to left. On the initial visit, the doctor treated the patient conservatively with a night splint and medications, …  as the symptoms persisted for another 2 months and the doctor rescheduled the surgery to perform a right wrist flexor synovectomy, a …

Physical Therapy Expert Witness Opines on Motorized Wheelchair Safety DOCTOR Expert Case

This case involves the failure of a retailer to properly instruct a client on the ordinary care and use of a motorized wheelchair. The plaintiff, a sixty-one-year-old male, was assigned a motorized wheelchair by his physician. When the wheelchair was deliv …

Dermatologist Prescribes Acne Medication Leading to Fetal Defects DOCTOR Expert Case

This pediatric dermatology case involves a sixteen-year-old female who was treated with isotretinoin (Accutane) for acne leading to significant birth defects in her child. The young woman was being managed on less potent acne agents for two years until he …

Esophageal Achalasia Leads to Perforation and Serious Infection DOCTOR Expert Case

 This case involves a 52-year-old woman who suffered from esophageal achalasia, a condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter spasms and fails to relax. It results in difficulty swallowing. She went to a gastroenterologist who recommended pneumatic  …