ENT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Otolaryngology Expert Witness Comments on Thyroidectomy Complications ENT Expert Case

…  elevated. Biopsy of the thyroid gland diagnosed the patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune hypothyroid condition. It was …  indicated that her left vocal cord was paralyzed. The patient established care with a different physician who commented that she most …

ENT Fails to Mention Adverse Side Effect ENT Expert Case

ENT Fails to Mention Adverse Side Effect

…  rupture as a result of being prescribed Levaquin. The patient was referred to an ENT after he started experiencing fever, headache, and dull facial pressure. …

Otolaryngologist Severs Auditory Nerve During Surgery ENT Expert Case

Otolaryngologist Severs Auditory Nerve During Surgery

…  case involves a sixty-four-year-old male patient who suffered from conductive hearing loss that was preoperatively determined to be due to otosclerosis. The patient underwent a right stapedectomy that was conducted without complication, but …

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Prematurely Removes Ventilator Support ENT Expert Case

…  B strep meningitis. Due to respiratory distress, the patient required intubation and a tracheotomy. For several months, the patient received constant nursing home care while a ventilator assisted his …

Ear Reconstruction Procedure Goes Awry in Young Boy ENT Expert Case

Ear Reconstruction Procedure Goes Awry in Young Boy

…  case involves an eight-year-old boy that presented to a plastic surgeon to cosmetically repair a deformed ear and have ear …  complications. Immediately after surgery, the patient‘s parents attempted to schedule a follow-up appointment, but the surgeon was not …

Nicked Artery During Tonsillectomy Leads to Brain Damage in Child ENT Expert Case

…  neurology case involves a six-year-old child who underwent a tonsillectomy procedure that was performed in two areas. There was some …  in significant, postoperative bleeding. The child was sent home with an active uncontrolled bleed. Several hours after being …

Ear Osteoma Surgery Leads to Facial Paralysis ENT Expert Case

Ear Osteoma Surgery Leads to Facial Paralysis

…  It did not compromise his hearing when diagnosed, but he eventually lost all hearing ability in the afflicted ear due to a maximum conductive hearing obstruction. The patient underwent a procedure to resect the mass and was noted to have facial …

Chemotherapy Delayed for Several Months ENT Expert Case

Chemotherapy Delayed for Several Months

…  case involves a fifty-seven-year-old female patient who developed a lump in the right upper margin of her neck at the angle of the jaw bone. The patient presented to an ENT physician who ordered a CT that showed an 18mm right …