GENERAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Delayed Diagnosis of Cerebral Hemorrhage Leads to Neurological Defects GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a 36-year-old pregnant woman who had experienced debilitating headaches throughout her pregnancy. She was admitted to the hospital due to preeclampsia. Prior to the delivery, the patient continued to have excruciating headaches. The  …

Patient Requires Life Support Following Botched Colorectal Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  a colectomy for excision of a neoplastic polyp. After surgery, her diet was immediately advanced from liquid to a regular soft diet. Several days after the surgery, the patient developed extreme nausea and vomiting. She returned to the …

Technology Issue Delays Project Timeline At Bioprocessing Plant GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a technology issue relating to the fouling of heat exchangers at a bioprocessing plant during a major project. The technology in question reduces fouling through the use of enzymes which chemically break down the acids found in certain …

Patient Suffers Cornea Damage Following Laser Eye Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  female with a history of astigmatism who underwent Lasik surgery. Following the surgery, the patient began to suffer left eye blurriness and dryness. She went …

Patient Suffers Loss Of Taste Following Oral Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Loss Of Taste Following Oral Surgery

…  molar, which was impacted but asymptomatic. After the surgery, the patient began experiencing numbness in his tongue. The patient …  made. He ultimately saw a specialist 6 months after his surgery and was diagnosed with traumatic neuropathy of the lingual nerve. The …