GASTROENTEROLOGIST EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGIST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Man Suffers Inability to Eat Due to Leak from Esophagectomy GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

Man Suffers Inability to Eat Due to Leak from Esophagectomy

This case involves a 49-year-old patient with a history of smoking who underwent a minimally invasive esophagectomy to treat esophageal dysplasia. The patient was on a liquid diet for the first 11 days of his admission and on the 12th day the surgeon decid …

Gastroenterology Expert Discusses Delayed Treatment of Suspected Bowel Obstruction GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female who had been a resident in a nursing home for several months before the events of the incident in question. The patient had recently become bedridden due to an unrelated illness, and it was the responsibility of nursing …

Patient is Killed From Undiagnosed Gastrointestinal Leak Following Hernia Surgery GASTROENTEROLOGIST Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Missouri with chronic heartburn as well as a large hernia. He was taken to the OR for a procedure to repair the hernia. At the time of the surgery, it was found that the patient had a unique anatomy that req …

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

This cardiac radiology case involves a female patient who suffered from acid reflux and had used heartburn medication in the past, was admitted into the ER and diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction in Arizona. She had a nasogastric tube placed for deco …

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 …