EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESSES

EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Crohn’s Disease Patient Requires Amputation Of All Extremities Following Colectomy EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  A week after his first dose, the patient presented to the emergency room with altered mental status, shortness of breath, and tongue …  spite of this treatment, the patient coded twice in the emergency room. He remained in the ICU on pressors during his first 24 hours …

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 …