INTUBATION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-000123
This expert has been preforming endotracheal intubations since 1974 and have been teaching the skill since 1978. He was the supervisor for paramedic training in New York City prior to going to medical school and performed and taught endotracheal intubation to paramedic students and intubated on the streets of the Bronx. For the last twenty years, he has taught two advanced trauma life support (ATLS) courses per year to emergency medicine and surgical residents and ...
Expert Witness: E-078141
This highly qualified, certified and published expert earned his bachelor of science in nursing and biology from the University of Kansas, and his masters of sciences degree in nursing from the University of Kansas. He also received his doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree from the University of Kansas. He previously served as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at numerous regional hospital centers, as well as a Travel Nurse. He currently serves as an Advanced Practice ...

INTUBATION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Anoxic Brain Injury During Post-Anesthesia Care INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his 60s who had a past medical history of respiratory issues who underwent a cervical discectomy fusion to treat spinal cord compression. Immediately following the surgery, the patient complained of difficulty breat …

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire INTUBATION Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

…  a history of COPD who developed pneumonia and required intubation. Because the patient was difficult to wean, the attending physician …

Patient Requires Life Support Following Botched Colorectal Surgery INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with a history of Crohn’s disease who underwent 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, t …

Inexperienced Paramedic Incorrectly Intubates Patient INTUBATION Expert Case

Inexperienced Paramedic Incorrectly Intubates Patient

This case involves a middle-aged female with a history of diabetes who suffered cardiac arrest in her home. Emergency medical services arrived on the scene within 15 minutes and the decision was made to intubate the patient. The paramedic who int …

Nurse Discontinues Telemetry Order Without Physician Approval INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with COPD who was administered large amounts of tranquilizers. The physician ordered the patient to be placed on telemetry, however, the nurse on call discontinued the order without the doctor’s confirmation. Hours  …

Incorrect Intubation Technique Causes Fatal Complication During Cardiac Surgery INTUBATION Expert Case

…  the anesthesia induction until almost two hours after intubation and didn’t monitor patient’s vital signs during this time. When …  extubated and reintubated the patient, however, the reintubation went into the patient’s esophagus rather than trachea. The patient …

Marathon Participant Suffers Brain Damage Due to Mismanaged Intubation INTUBATION Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman who passed out during a marathon. EMTs responded and intubated the patient before transporting her to a nearby hospital. After arrival at the hospital, it was determined that the patient had been intubated into the es …