GENERAL SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Sustains Permanent Brain Damage After Tumor Resection GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  lesion as an atypical or malignant tumor. After the brain surgery, the patient felt persistent weakness in her legs. Subsequent spinal …  not order follow up imaging or refer the patient for radiosurgery. 5 years later, the patient’s condition began to rapidly …

Patient Develops Diaphragm Paralysis Following Cardiothoracic Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  put on permanent ventilation. An expert in cardiothoracic surgery was sought to review the records and opine on surgical technique, …  paralysis, liability for subsequent ventilation, and the general standard of care for patients under these …

Patient Suffers Multi-Organ Failure Following Unfit Bariatric Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  bariatric surgeon than the one she had seen for her surgery. This surgeon suggested the patient undergo a vertical sleeve gastrectomy as a revision of the previous surgery. During the procedure, it was suspected that the gastroesophageal …  rather than a sleeve procedure. An expert in bariatric surgery with experience in revision surgery was sought to review the case and …

Woman Contracts Sepsis From Intestinal Perforation During Vascular Surgery GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  Once stabilized, the patient underwent an exploratory surgery. Intraoperatively, it was discovered that part of the graft had …  of the severe sepsis that resulted. An expert in vascular surgery with extensive experience in these procedures was sought to review the …

Man Suffers Permanent Disfigurement from Botched Mohs Procedure GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who underwent a Mohs procedure in order to remove a cancerous lesion from the skin of his face. The lesion was removed from underneath his left eye on the ridge of his cheekbone, and the procedure began with a conservat …

Patient Suffers Scarring After Using Cortisone Prior to Laser Resurfacing GENERAL SURGERY Expert Case

…  past and his use of corticosteroids one month before the surgery caused the necrosis, as opposed to surgical error being the cause. The …  patient a list of medications to avoid within 2 weeks of surgery including prednisone and cortisone. However, the patient claimed he …