DYSPHAGIA EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Anoxic Brain Injury During Post-Anesthesia Care DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his 60s who had a past medical history of respiratory issues who underwent a cervical discectomy fusion to treat spinal cord compression. Immediately following the surgery, the patient complained of difficulty breat …

Botched Bariatric Surgery Causes Permanent Inability to Swallow DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

This case involves a man in his 40’s who underwent lap band surgery. Immediately after surgery was concluded, the patient realized that he could not swallow. Despite a revision surgery, the patient was still unable to swallow and has not been able to take …

Chiropractic Center Sued for Causing Patient’s Stroke DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

Chiropractic Center Sued for Causing Patient’s Stroke

An expert in massage therapy and chiropractic treatments was needed to testify in a malpractice trial that contended a standard neck adjustment had led to a patient’s death. After experiencing lower back pain, a middle-aged male patient had gone to a chi …

Missed Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer Leads to Linitis Plastica DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

This case involves a forty-nine-year-old male patient who presented to a new family physician complaining of severe indigestion after eating. The doctor counseled the patient in his office and prescribed Nexium, a PPI heartburn medication that would preven …

Patient Dies From Untreated Throat Cancer DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

Patient Dies From Untreated Throat Cancer

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old female patient who underwent treatment for difficulty swallowing both solids and liquids. The patient underwent several rounds of therapeutic dilations and barium swallows but was never fully worked to exclude malign …

Patient Dies From Untreated Aspiration Pneumonia DYSPHAGIA Expert Case

Patient Dies From Untreated Aspiration Pneumonia

This case involves a seventy-nine-year-old male patient who was receiving care at an assisted living facility following a stroke. The patient had a history of COPD and mild dementia but his family stated that he was generally alert, communicative, and soci …