GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Anesthesiology expert witness advises on brain damage from excess anesthesia GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

An anesthesiology expert witness advises on a case involving a woman who suffered brain damage due to excess anesthesia. The plaintiff went to the hospital for an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), which required anesthesia. She alleges that she was given t …

Untreated Gastrointestinal Bleed Leads to Cardiac Arrest GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Untreated Gastrointestinal Bleed Leads to Cardiac Arrest

This case involves a thirty-one-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with complaints of severe upper-right quadrant pain, vomiting, and dark blood in her stool. A week prior to her admission, the patient had an abdominal ultrasound at her  …

Missed Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old male, with no significant medical history. He was referred from his primary care provider to the emergency department for evaluation of severe headaches, fever, chills, abdominal pain, and significant weight loss.  …

Gastroenterology Expert Witness Comments on Effects of Remicade GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-five-year-old female who had a two-year medical history of Crohn’s disease. Her gastroenterologist prescribed her 5-aminosalicylic acid daily and prednisone for flare ups during the last two years to manage her symptoms. She vis …

Gastroenterology Expert Witness Discusses Hepatocellular Carcinoma GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a forty-five-year-old female who was referred to a gastroenterologist with right upper quadrant abdominal pain and fatigue. Her past medical history included hepatitis B, diabetes mellitus, and twenty years of smoking. She could only spe …

Missed Diagnosis of Intestinal Volvulus Causes Bowel Necrosis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Intestinal Volvulus Causes Bowel Necrosis

This case involves a seven-year-old female who presented to the ER with abdominal pain. She had a medical history significant for developmental delay and, several months prior, required the placement of an intravenous total parenteral nutrition feeding tub …

Missed Diagnosis of Advanced Colon Cancer GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Advanced Colon Cancer

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old male patient with a family history of colon cancer. The patient presented to his doctor for a routine colonoscopy screening and the procedure revealed a small polyp in the cecum. The remainder of the test was inconcl …