GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Biopsy Procedure Causes Severe Injuries in Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient with a history of ankylosing spondylitis, who was found to have a small mass in his liver. The decision was made to biopsy the mass, and an anesthesiologist determined that general anesthesia would be used. However, when t …

Polymer Mesh Worsens Patient’s Acid Reflux GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Polymer Mesh Worsens Patient’s Acid Reflux

This case stems from the use of a polymer-based product in an operation to remedy a patient’s acid reflux. Hours after the procedure, the patient began to develop severe substernal chest pain, an increased white blood cell count, and severe complications …

Delayed Diagnosis of Small Intestine Perforation Causes Sepsis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 67-year-old female patient, who previously had an esophagectomy, and then developed complications after undergoing surgery to her small intestine. The patient was losing a significant amount of weight over a 6-month period, so an attem …

Man Suffers Inability to Eat Due to Leak from Esophagectomy GASTROENTEROLOGY 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 …

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 …