EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESSES

EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient is Killed by Undetected Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his twenties who presented to the ER with pain in his right hip that had gotten progressively worse over the course of a week. Upon admission, he was found to have a severely elevated temperature, and had reportedly bee …

Marathon Participant Suffers Brain Damage Due to Mismanaged Intubation EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman who passed out during a marathon. EMTs responded and intubated the patient before transporting her to a nearby hospital. After arrival at the hospital, it was determined that the patient had been intubated into the es …

Radiofrequency Ablation Patient Suffers Cerebral Hypoxia EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

Radiofrequency Ablation Patient Suffers Cerebral Hypoxia

This case involves a middle aged man who underwent radiofrequency ablation to treat arthritis pain. During the procedure, the patient was reported to have an abnormally declining heart rate and within minutes coded. Surgeons stopped the procedure and attem …

Patient’s Epilepsy Allegedly Due to Electroconvulsive Therapy EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  the aftermath of electroconvulsive therapy treatment, her emergency services physician was litigated against for negligence. The …  later, however, the patient presented to the hospital’s emergency services; she was feeling excessively disoriented, but the ER doctor …

Doctors Fail to Diagnose and Treat Fatal Heart Attack EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose and Treat Fatal Heart Attack

This case involves a female patient in her early thirties who presented to an urgent care center complaining of right sided shooting chest pain that began when she was working out a few hours prior to arriving at the urgent care center. She was given a sta …