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GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis

This case involves a male patient in his late 40s with a past medical history significant for ulcerative colitis, for which the man had been taking immunosuppressive drugs under the supervision of his gastroenterologist. The patient presented to his primar …

Patient is Killed From Undiagnosed Gastrointestinal Leak Following Hernia Surgery GASTROENTEROLOGY 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 …

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care

This case involves a middle-aged female patient in Rhode Island with a history of coronary artery disease. On the date of the incident in question, the patient presented to the hospital complaining of diarrhea with bright red blood. Upon admission, the pat …

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

This case involves an elderly female patient in Wyoming 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 treat …

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 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 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  …