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Surgeon Allegedly Fails to Acquire Patient Consent for Cosmetic Nose Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a 54-year-old male actor with sleep apnea who had a dermal filler injected into his nasolabial fold. Several months after the procedure, the patient believed he was having an adverse reaction to the dermal filler and visited a plast …

Patient With Benign Breast Tumor Is Counseled Into Allegedly Unnecessary Mastectomy GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  The pathology revealed ADH with no sign of malignancy. The general surgeon recommended that the patient undergo a double mastectomy and …  was high risk for breast cancer. The patient underwent the surgery and had a very difficult recovery. She had 4 failed breast …

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

This case involves a 78-year-old male patient with a history of COPD who developed pneumonia and required intubation. Because the patient was difficult to wean, the attending physician ordered a tracheostomy. During the procedure, there was an electroc …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Spinal Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves a woman that had undergone spinal fusion surgery with pedicle screw placement. The patient underwent revision surgery several years later at another facility. The treating physician removed …