GASTROENTEROLOGIST EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGIST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Improper Placement of Nasogastric Tube Leads to Patient Death GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who was admitted into the ER and diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction. She had a nasogastric tube placed for decompression of her stomach and placement was checked by stethoscope. Following the placement, an x-ray wa …

Gastroenterology Expert Evaluates Untreated Duodenal Perforation GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a man who retained a stone in his bile duct following a surgery on his gallbladder. An endoscopic visualization procedure known as an ERCP was performed, after which physicians noted that there may have been a perforation in the patient’ …

Leading Gastroenterology Expert Opines on Failure to Treat High Blood Sugar GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

…  pain and weight loss, at which point he was referred to a gastroenterologist for a consultation. During the visit, the doctor noted …  on a microvascular level. It was alleged that the treating gastroenterologist failed to order an appropriate follow-up after the patient’s …

Man Contracts Gastrointestinal Parasite from Unsanitary Restaurant GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a man who contracted a rare gastrointestinal parasite after dining at a sushi restaurant. The man had been assured by the waiter at his table that all of the fish was safe to consume raw, and that it had been frozen before being served  …

Small Bowel Perforation Leads to Life-Threatening Infection GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a Plaintiff who had surgery to reverse a previous intestinal procedure. A short time after this surgery was performed, a small bowel perforation was identified by doctors. In order to treat the perforation, the Plaintiff underwent a lap …

Patient Suffers Fatal Complications From Endosopic Imaging Study GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who presented to the ER with acute abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with gallstones, however it was noted that there was no evidence of obstruction. The decision was made to take the patient for an ERCP, an imaging procedu …

Bowel Perforation Causes Multiple Organ Failure and Death GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged male who had undergone an outpatient surgery to repair a knee injury. After the surgery was completed, the patient was discharged with medication for pain. For several days after the surgery, the patient was unable to mov …