DRUG EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Heart Failure Due to Inadequate Monitoring of Toxic Chemotherapy Drug DRUG Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-five-year-old female who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. The patient had a successful cancer resection surgery performed and started chemotherapy shortly thereafter. Her treating medical oncologist ordered an ECHO test prior …

YAZ Birth Control Pill Causes Surgery Complications DRUG Expert Case

YAZ Birth Control Pill Causes Surgery Complications

This clinical pharmacology case involves a thirty-three-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting.  An abdominal sonogram was performed revealing gallstones and a clinical d …

Prescription Administered Despite Documented Drug Allergy DRUG Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented to the hospital for a ventral hernia repair. Her doctors opted to use a Kugel mesh. Following her procedure, the patient was prescribed Percocet for pain, despite clear documentation of an allergy to the me …

Unadjusted Dose of Antibiotics Causes Death DRUG Expert Case

Unadjusted Dose of Antibiotics Causes Death

…  months after taking 750mg of Levaquin for five days. The drug was prescribed for a suspected urinary tract infection, urolithiasis, and …

Compounding Drug Causes Congestive Heart Failure DRUG Expert Case

Compounding Drug Causes Congestive Heart Failure

…  case involves the sale of Domperidone by a pharmacist, a drug which has not been FDA approved for sale in the US, via a compounding …  The patient’s doctor did not have an FDA experimental drug protocol license but decided to prescribe the drug for the treatment of …

Inadequate Warning Label Contributes to Heart Attack DRUG Expert Case

Inadequate Warning Label Contributes to Heart Attack

…  for surgery when he had an adverse reaction to one of the drugs administered to him for his hemophilia. He suffered a massive heart …  heart attack, he now requires twenty-four-hour care. The drug in question did not have a warning for use on hemophiliacs, though a …

Compounded erectile dysfunction drug causes impotence DRUG Expert Case

Compounded erectile dysfunction drug causes impotence

This case involves a patient who was referred to a physician after an unsuccessful trial of Viagra. The doctor prescribed a compounded medication called Tri-Mix but neglected to explain the potential risks and side effects of the medication. The patient ex …