GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Patient Suffers Fatal Complications From Endosopic Imaging Study GASTROENTEROLOGY 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 GASTROENTEROLOGY 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 …

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 …