EMR EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hepatectomy complications lead to patient’s death EMR Expert Case

Hepatectomy complications lead to patient’s death

This case involves a sixty-nine-year-old male patient who died of a hemoperitoneum following complications of a right hepatectomy. The procedure was performed due to the presence of a liver mass. The patient has a past medical history of autoimmune pancrea …

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Opines on Spinal Surgery EMR Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Opines on Spinal Surgery

This case involves a fifty-five-year-old male who underwent an anterior and posterior spinal fusion surgery for the treatment of an epidural abscess with spinal cord compression. According to the medical record, the procedure was conducted without incide …

Colonoscopy Results in Severe Intestinal Perforation EMR Expert Case

Colonoscopy Results in Severe Intestinal Perforation

This case involves a sixty-five-year-old female patient who underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy after suffering from chronic anemia of unknown etiology. According to the medical record, the physician mentions that during the procedure, there was technic …

Delayed Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy Leads to Total Salpingectomy EMR Expert Case

This case involves a pregnant woman, previously using Yasmin, who was being followed by an obstetrician. She had her serial B-hCG level evaluated for a suspected ectopic pregnancy. No notation was made in the medical record about counseling the patient reg …

Patient Dies of Respiratory Complications Due to a Severe Fungal Infection EMR Expert Case

This case involves a patient who suffered from a diabetic ulcer on his big toe and was first seen by a podiatrist and then an infectious disease specialist. The patient was on Clindamycin and Doxycycline prescribed by the podiatrist. There are indications …

Woman Dies From Pulmonary Embolism After Knee Arthroplasty EMR Expert Case

Woman Dies From Pulmonary Embolism After Knee Arthroplasty

This case involves the postoperative care of a woman who underwent a right total knee arthroplasty. The medical note indicates that the patient experienced left lower leg chronic swelling from radiation treatment several years back and also mentioned that  …