FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Fatal Error in Skin Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Physician Oversight FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  case involves a middle-aged female patient who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. The patient first presented to a local dermatologist to have a suspicious mole on her right shoulder examined, at which …

ER Expert Witness Opines on Acute Chest Syndrome Diagnosis FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

ER Expert Witness Opines on Acute Chest Syndrome Diagnosis

…  case involves a sixteen-year-old male who presented to the ER with fever, cough, shortness of breath, and intense chest pain. The …  recurrent infections. An x-ray was performed and he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Antibiotics and intravenous fluids were administered …

Family Physician Fails to Diagnose Stomach Cancer FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

Family Physician Fails to Diagnose Stomach Cancer

…  case involves a seventy-year-old male who presented to his family physician with complaints of abdominal pain, indigestion, and …  the man had stage 3 gastric adenocarcinoma. Upon being diagnosed, the man was scheduled for surgery to remove a portion of his stomach …

Aspiration Pneumonia Missed by Medical Team FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

Aspiration Pneumonia Missed by Medical Team

…  case involves a six-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital for seizures. While in the hospital, the girl experienced a grand mal seizure, which caused her to aspirate. Two days later, the emergency medicine team released her and …

Family Doctor Misses Bladder Cancer in Geriatric Patient FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

Family Doctor Misses Bladder Cancer in Geriatric Patient

…  The man had recently retired from his job as a rubber factory worker. He also experienced difficulties with urination, which he …  referred to a urologist who performed the cystoscopy and diagnosed him with bladder cancer. Treatment required surgical removal and …

Internist Fails to Diagnose Stroke FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

Internist Fails to Diagnose Stroke

…  The previous day, while preparing breakfast, she began to have difficulty formulating sentences. Her medical history included diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension. She …

Failure to Diagnose by ER Doctor Leads to Septic Shock FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

Failure to Diagnose by ER Doctor Leads to Septic Shock

…  involves a forty-two-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room with extreme knee pain. The patient described that he was …  a trip and fall. The patient denied any puncture wounds to the knee joint and only took ibuprofen for the pain. The emergency room …