INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient is Injured by Contrast Fluid INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

Patient is Injured by Contrast Fluid

…  intravenous drug abuse. The patient was due to undergo a radiology procedure, and the patient’s PCP requested that a PICC line -as …

Patient Dies After Femoral Sheath is Removed by Resident INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

Patient Dies After Femoral Sheath is Removed by Resident

This case takes place in New Hampshire and involves an elderly male patient who underwent femoral angioplasty. He proceeded to develop abdominal pain 2 hours after the procedure was completed due to an unrecognized peritoneal bleed. The patient was later  …

Interventional Cardiologist Performs Unnecessary Procedure and Injures Patient INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Tennessee and involves a 50-year-old patient who underwent nuclear stress testing for evaluation of coronary ischemia performed by the defendant doctor. The patient exercised on a Bruce protocol for 6 minutes and 30 seconds and the …

Interventional Radiologist Fails to Consult Neurosurgeon on Procedure INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

…  were mentioned in the diagnostic report. Furthermore, the interventionalist did not consult a neurosurgeon before attempting to embolize the vasculature after a failed first attempt, and the interventional radiologist did not fully explain to the patient why he was …

Cardiologist Performs PCI but Results in Cardiac Arrest and Death INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-five-year-old male patient with diabetes, for which he was using Onglyza to treat, and hypertension. He presented to the hospital with complaints of chest pain, shortness of breath, left jaw and left shoulder pain, diaphoresis, a …

Myelogram Leads to Punctured Spinal Cord and Paralysis INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

Myelogram Leads to Punctured Spinal Cord and Paralysis

This case involves a female patient with a history of long-standing low back pain with a previous lumbar fusion performed at L3-S1. The patient was referred to the defending physician for a diagnostic myelogram and CT scan with consideration for a possible …

Epidural Spinal Injections Leads to Lower Limb Paralysis INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Expert Case

Epidural Spinal Injections Leads to Lower Limb Paralysis

This case involves a seventy-one-year-old female patient who underwent an epidural injection in the lumbar spine. Since the injection, the patient has experienced significant pain and weakness and she had great difficulty ambulating. According to the treat …