GENERAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Aggressive UVB Light Skin Treatment Leaves Man With Severe Burns GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old male patient with a past medical history of diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease. He was being seen by a dermatologist for itchy, bleeding lesions affecting both temples and upper cheeks for a one-month duration. The …

Laminectomy Causes Cauda Equina Syndrome GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

Laminectomy Causes Cauda Equina Syndrome

…  referred to an orthopedic for consultation at which time surgery was recommended. The surgical report states patient had a decompression …

Mismanagement of Elective Cholecystectomy Causes Severe Electrolyte Imbalance GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  the house staff aggressively gave fluid resuscitation. The surgery was less than 24 hours away when the lab work showed the dehydration and electrolyte disturbances but the surgery was continued anyway. The physicians experienced great difficulty …

Failure to Perform Bariatric Surgery After Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a severely obese male weighing over 400 pounds with a past medical history of HTN, CAD, and Diabetes who was admitted to hospital for elective sleeve gastrectomy. After being discharged to his home the patient immediately complained of n …

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure

A 53-year-old female presents to a pain management clinic several weeks after having a broken arm set by means of an ORIF procedure (Open Reduction Internal Fixation). She received multiple injections into the axillary region for nerve block. The patient i …

Hernia Repair Turns Deadly GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

Hernia Repair Turns Deadly

A 45-year-old male patient presented to an outpatient surgical center for laparoscopic repair of a hiatal hernia using Composix mesh. The procedure went without any complication and the patient was discharged the next day after receiving a prophylactic do …