GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Bowel Perforation Causes Multiple Organ Failure and Death GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This gastrointestinal 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 …

Surgeon Performs Unnecessary Whipple Procedure to Treat Cancer Patient GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in New York and involves a patient who had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer that had affected the lymph nodes around her stomach. After the patient received this diagnosis, she sought treatment at another hospital, where a surgic …

Doctors Fail to Remove Suspicious Polyps GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Remove Suspicious Polyps

This case takes place in New York and involves a middle-aged male patient who had a significant history of gastrointestinal illnesses and had undergone several surgical procedures on both his small and large intestines over the course of his life. As a pr …

Doctors Fail to Biopsy Colon Polyp GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Biopsy Colon Polyp

This case takes place in New York and involves a female patient who underwent a colonoscopy with a colorectal surgeon. The surgeon thought there might have been a polyp, but it was not removed, nor were there any steps taken to positively identify the ab …

Patient Suffers Multiple Injuries from Botched Colonoscopy GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Arkansas and involves a female patient who underwent a routine colonoscopy performed by the defending surgeon. No negative findings were evident in the procedure, though in the recovery area immediately following the procedure, th …

Undetected Perforation in Colon Kills Patient GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Undetected Perforation in Colon Kills Patient

This case involves an older female who presented to her primary care doctor on with complaints of vomiting, fatigue, and loss of appetite. The doctor diagnosed the patient with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The next day, the patient presented to the ER with a …

Bariatric Surgery Patient Develops Sepsis And Dies GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Bariatric Surgery Patient Develops Sepsis And Dies

This case takes place in North Dakota and involves a 70-year-old male patient, with a past medical history of morbid obesity, who underwent placement of a Stomaphyx device (endoluminal gastric pouch reduction). About a year later, the Stomaphyx device was  …

Delayed Diagnosis of Appendicitis Results in Ruptured Appendix GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Delaware and involves a 13-year-old female with no significant past medical history. She presented to her pediatricians office with complaints of severe abdominal pain and discomfort. She was seen by a Nurse Practitioner who prescr …