GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Gastroenterology Expert Discusses Critical Delay in Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who developed pancreatic cancer following an alleged delay in it’s diagnosis. The patient first presented to her primary care doctor with complaints of stomach pain, nausea, and cramps. She was treated conserva …

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Bowel Leak After Colectomy, Leading to Sepsis and Death GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a male patient who underwent a colectomy without complications in order to treat Crohn’s disease. After a few days of recovery in the hospital the man was discharged home, with instructions to return to th …

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

This case involves a male patient who presented to his family medicine physician with complaints of abdominal pain and weight loss, at which point he was referred to a gastroenterologist for a consultation. During the visit, the doctor noted symptoms that …

Man Contracts Gastrointestinal Parasite from Unsanitary Restaurant GASTROENTEROLOGY 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  …

Patient Develops Life-Threatening Pneumonia After Endoscopy GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who presented to the hospital complaining of difficulty swallowing which had persisted for several hours before he arrived. According to the patient, he had been at a business dinner with several clients when a piece o …

Leading Oncology Expert Discusses Inadequate Testing in Pancreatic Cancer Case GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient in her late 30’s who developed pancreatic cancer. Before she received her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, the patient first presented to her general practice physician with complaints of stomach pain. The patient underw …

Small Bowel Perforation Leads to Life-Threatening Infection GASTROENTEROLOGY 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 …