GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Industrial Worker Requires Gastrointestinal Surgery Following On-Site Accident GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 43-year-old female industrial worker who was involved in an on-site accident. She was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal trauma, broken sternum, and head trauma. On her third day in the hospital, it was determined that she  …

Restaurant Patron Suffers Esophageal Damage After Swallowing Foreign Object GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a patron at a restaurant who swallowed a foreign object that accidentally fell into her food. As per the medical records, the patient suffered damage to her esophageal lining, including soft tissue tears along the lining and comorbid i …

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury

This case involves a 58- year-old-man who underwent an elective colonoscopy in an outpatient facility. He was discharged home shortly after the procedure. While at home, he began to feel very ill and fainted in his kitchen. He was brought to the emerge …

ENT Fails To Diagnose Esophageal Cancer In Patient With Persistent Dysphagia GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient with a long history of acid reflux who presented with difficulty swallowing. She was referred to an ENT who ordered a barium study for dysphagia. The study showed reflux but no abnormalities and the patien …

Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp

This case involves an elderly woman who underwent a polypectomy. There was a target sign seen with deep cautery effect, and a decision was made to place several hemostatic clips. The patient was discharged the same day with no imaging modality performed. T …

Man is Killed by Undetected Hernia Following Gastric Bypass Surgery GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the death of a middle-aged man who had recently undergone gastric bypass surgery from an internal hernia. The man had called the office of his gastric surgeon and reported a severe constipation problem. Despite his serious complaints, he …

Critical Care Nursing Expert Discusses Dosing Mistake Leading to Amputation GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient in her mid-thirties who presented to the emergency room with persistent abdominal pain and gastric distress. A CT scan was ordered and several possible causes were suggested – the patient was discharged with a referral t …