EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESSES

EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Requires Amputation Following Delayed Recognition Of Vascular Complications EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  involves a 56-year-old male smoker who presented to the emergency room with complaints of lower extremity pain and a pulsating …  patient’s discharge. He was subsequently seen in the pain medicine clinic with similar complaints with radiation to the hip. The …

Emergency Department Prematurely Discharges Child With Severe Pneumonia EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  female who presented to the same hospital system pediatric emergency room multiple times over a 3 month period. She was first diagnosed …  was ever obtained. An expert in pediatric emergency medicine was sought to review the records and opine on the standard of …

Ambulance Accident Causes Transported Patient To Suffer Additional Injuries EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old man who suffered severe injuries while being transported by EMS. The ambulance was traveling at 65 mph and made a sharp right turn and overturned. The patient who was on the stretcher was thrown against the ambulance wall.  …

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury

…  very ill and fainted in his kitchen. He was brought to the emergency room where a spleen laceration was identified. Embolization was …

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury

…  mental status, and trouble breathing. She was taken to the emergency room and became unresponsive upon arrival. The patient was emergently …

Patient Suffers Septic Shock Following Laboratory Clerical Error EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman with a history of poor circulation who was treated at a wound care clinic for lower extremity lymphedema and several leg wounds. She developed clear signs of infection along those wounds, including foul-smelling band …

Patient Found Pulseless After Allegedly Negligent Emergency Room Triage EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  a history of high blood pressure who was brought to the emergency room with unbearable chest and abdominal pain. The patient’s blood …  assistant decided to administer several labs in the emergency room triage. When the test results came back, the physician …

Suspected Stroke Patient Receives Delayed Artery Dissection Treatment EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  an overweight diabetic female patient who presented to the emergency room with aphasia and limited range of mobility. After being admitted, she was unable to move her extremities. The emergency room physician called a stroke code and a head CT was performed which …