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Ambulance Accident Causes Transported Patient To Suffer Additional Injuries MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old man who suffered severe injuries while being transported by EMS. The ambulance was traveling at 65 mph and made a sharp right turn and overturned. The patient who was on the stretcher was thrown against the ambulance wall.  …

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke

This case involves a 62-year-old man who was diagnosed with a benign growth at the base of his skull. The patient underwent a neck dissection with resection of the tumor by an ENT. The ENT had originally intended to schedule a vascular surgeon to assis …

Carpenter Suffers Permanent Injuries After Doctors Fail to Re-Attach Fingers MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 37-year-old female carpenter who suffered a severe hand injury. The carpenter was using a table saw in her studio to cut wood for a set of dining room furniture. While using the saw, she severed her index and middle finger. She presen …

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury

This case involves a 58- year-old-man who underwent an elective colonoscopy in an outpatient facility. He was discharged home shortly after the procedure. While at home, he began to feel very ill and fainted in his kitchen. He was brought to the emerge …

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury

This case involves an 8-year-old female who initially presented to her pediatrician after injuring her knee on the school playground. The patient experienced persistent pain and intermittent fevers following the injury, and she was sent for imaging and blo …

Dermatologist Fails To Diagnose Skin Cancer In Symptomatic Patient MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old woman who was treated annually by a dermatologist for lesions. Her dermatologist assessed the lesions on her neck as actinic, and she was treated with liquid nitrogen. Several months later, the lesion on the patient’s  …

Alcohol Withdrawal Patient Is Taken Off ICU Ventilator Prematurely MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 45-year-old female patient with a history of alcohol abuse who presented to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain. She was admitted for management of alcohol withdrawal. During the course of her admission, the patient was  …

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

This case involves a 78-year-old male patient with a history of COPD who developed pneumonia and required intubation. Because the patient was difficult to wean, the attending physician ordered a tracheostomy. During the procedure, there was an electroc …

Young Child is Permanently Disabled Following Cardiac Surgery MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient with Down syndrome that underwent a surgical procedure to repair a hole between her heart chambers and regulate her blood flow. She underwent a subsequent open-heart procedure to remove scar tissue from …