LABORATORY MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Emergency Room Misdiagnoses Patient With Chest Pain LABORATORY MEDICINE Expert Case

Emergency Room Misdiagnoses Patient With Chest Pain

…  symptoms continued, and she presented to her family medicine physician. The PCP told the patient to immediately go to the Emergency …

Rheumatology Expert Witness Comments on Prednisone Treatment LABORATORY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  revealed significant joint deformity and bone erosion. Laboratory work revealed that she had elevated levels of rheumatoid factor, …  blood pressure and cardiovascular collapse. The emergency medicine physician diagnosed her with adrenal insufficiency secondary to her …

Misdiagnosis of Influenza Leads to a Ruptured Appendix LABORATORY MEDICINE Expert Case

Misdiagnosis of Influenza Leads to a Ruptured Appendix

…  local emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain. Laboratory studies were ordered and indicated a high white blood cell count. …  of influenza. The patient then went to her family medicine doctor the following day, where once again, a diagnosis of influenza …

Patient Dies From Shock Due to Missed Intestinal Bleed LABORATORY MEDICINE Expert Case

Patient Dies From Shock Due to Missed Intestinal Bleed

This case involves a thirty-seven-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with complaints of severe upper-right quadrant pain, vomiting, and dark blood in her stool. A week prior to her admission, the patient had an abdominal ultrasound at he …