GERIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Nursing Home Fails to Ensure Resident Safety During Transportation GERIATRICS Expert Case

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a paraplegic male patient who was a resident at a nursing home. The nursing home had an existing arrangement with a third party transportation service to transport its residents to destinations within th …

Nursing Home Patient Dies From Undiagnosed Bowel Ischemia GERIATRICS Expert Case

Nursing Home Patient Dies From Undiagnosed Bowel Ischemia

This case involves an eighty-two-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with intense abdominal pain. The patient lived in a nursing home, and many of the other residents had recently been hospitalized for gastrointestinal illnesses due to …

Elderly Patient Dies From Untreated Bedsores GERIATRICS Expert Case

Elderly Patient Dies From Untreated Bedsores

This case involves an elderly patient, undergoing treatment for many conditions, who developed a distal right common iliac thrombus occlusion. During the hospital stay,  the patient underwent an embolectomy and femoral-popliteal bypass. The patient also d …

Nursing Home Patient Falls and Sustains Severe Brain Bleed GERIATRICS Expert Case

Nursing Home Patient Falls and Sustains Severe Brain Bleed

This case involves a geriatric nursing home patient. She fell in an isolated area of the facility while attempting to grab her spare box of dentures adhesives and was not noticed for several hours. The patient experienced significant head injuries includin …

Elderly Man Not Properly Cared for in Nursing Home GERIATRICS Expert Case

Elderly Man Not Properly Cared for in Nursing Home

This senior care case involves an 84-year-old male with a medical history significant for CVA, cachexia, hypertension, type II diabetes, and mild anemia. The patient recently suffered a CVA with left hemiparesis and was discharged to a nursing home for fu …