ENDOCRINOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Endocrinologist Fails to Monitor Foot Health of a Diabetic Patient ENDOCRINOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-eight-year-old male with diabetes mellitus who developed extensive foot ulcers resulting in two toe amputations. The man was first seen by his endocrinologist for management of his diabetes. At first, the patient’s condition wa …

Endocrinologist Manages Patient’s DKA But Results in Coma ENDOCRINOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a sixteen-year-old male patient who was being treated for diabetic ketoacidosis. He presented to the emergency room with complaints of a sore throat and vomiting. After an initial evaluation, the patient was found to have a blood glucos …

Myxedema Coma Confused for Stroke; Patient Taken Off Life Support ENDOCRINOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a ninety-four-year-old male resident of an extended care facility who presented to the emergency department with altered mental status and confusion. Nine months prior to the presentation, the patient had been hospitalized for pneumonia, …