MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Blood Clotting Disorder From Testosterone Use MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old male that was prescribed testosterone for 6 months. He was found to have a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis at the end of the 6 months. Testing was done which showed he had developed Factor V Leiden blood-clo …

Patient Develops Infection Following Botched Bariatric Surgery MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 42-year-old male patient who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. During the procedure, the patient suffered an esophageal perforation. The patient subsequently developed a collection of bacterial pus in his pleural cavity …

Physician Fails To Administer Prescription Medication To Alcoholic Patient MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 58-year-old female patient with a history of heart problems and alcoholism. The patient had developed alcoholism in her early fifties following the death of her son. One evening, the patient drank to the point of falling unconsci …

Delayed Discovery Of Brain Aneurysm Results In Neurological Damage MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a history of elevated blood pressure who presented to urgent care with high blood pressure, headache and nausea. The patient was discharged with no diagnosis and was given prescriptions for pain reliev …

Poor Patient Monitoring Results In Fatal Prescription Drug Interaction MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves the treatment of a 66-year-old female for injuries she sustained from a fall in her home. The woman fell down ten stairs and suffered chronic back pain as a result of the incident. Because the woman was unable to return to work, she  …

Failure To Perform C-Section Causes Fatal Twin Birth MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Failure To Perform C-Section Causes Fatal Twin Birth

This case involves the death of one baby after a twin vaginal delivery. Prior to her labor, the mother was never consulted regarding the possibility of a C-section delivery. Twin A was born via traditional vaginal delivery without any complications …

Patient Requires Complete Colon Removal Following Delayed Surgical Intervention MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 65-year-old female with a complicated past history who was diagnosed with a colon adenocarcinoma. The patient had the adenocarcinoma removed laparoscopically and her post-surgical margins were clean. While in the hospital, the patient …

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Skin Cancer Patient Relapses After Delayed Treatment

This case involves a 45-year-old female patient who had a biopsy done of a growth on her neck. The specimen was described as basal cell carcinoma but the patient’s mass was not surgically resected at the time of diagnosis. Two months later, the patient …

Pharmacy Fails To Provide Consultation Regarding Side Effects Of Antibiotics MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 19-year-old female patient who was prescribed clindamycin to treat bacterial vaginosis. The medication was dispensed to the patient by a local chain pharmacy location.  The medication did not have an insert when picked up from th …

Post Operative Hemorrhage Leaves Patient In Permanent Vegetative State MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 28-year-old male patient with a history of drug-resistant epilepsy in the temporal lobe. The patient underwent a temporal lobectomy and amygdala hippocampectomy. During the procedure, a significant portion of the hippocampus was re …