MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death

This case involves a middle-aged female patient who underwent a mitrial valve repair and replacement surgery. The surgery was conducted without incident, however shortly after the patient’s recovery began she began suffering from mitral stenosis, which was …

Dentistry Expert Discusses Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Cancer Recurrence MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who had been under the care of the same dentist for several years, with whom she consistently kept twice-yearly appointments. The woman had suffered from oral cancer which had been successfully treated one year prior to  …

Patient Dies After Receiving Substandard Thromboembolism Prophylaxis MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman with a history of coronary artery disease who had previously undergone aortic root and valve replacement procedures as well as coronary artery bypass surgery. Postoperatively, the patient developed lower extremity wea …

Man Suffers Permanent Disfigurement from Botched Mohs Procedure MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who underwent a Mohs procedure in order to remove a cancerous lesion from the skin of his face. The lesion was removed from underneath his left eye on the ridge of his cheekbone, and the procedure began with a conservat …

Surgeon Fails to Remove Surgical Sponge Before Closing Trauma Patient MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who sustained a number of traumatic wounds during a serious skiing accident. He underwent surgery in order to repair internal bleeding, and was closed after several hours. However, a felt sponge was inadvertently left in h …

Man is Killed by Undetected Hernia Following Gastric Bypass Surgery MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves the death of a middle-aged man who had recently undergone gastric bypass surgery from an internal hernia. The man had called the office of his gastric surgeon and reported a severe constipation problem. Despite his serious complaints, he …

Critical Care Nursing Expert Discusses Dosing Mistake Leading to Amputation MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient in her mid-thirties who presented to the emergency room with persistent abdominal pain and gastric distress. A CT scan was ordered and several possible causes were suggested – the patient was discharged with a referral t …

Botched Steroid Injection Results in Permanent Injuries MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Botched Steroid Injection Results in Permanent Injuries

This case involves a woman who consented to have a epidural steroid injection performed; however, the doctor instead performed an interlaminar epidural steroid injection. The doctor performed a procedure the man did not consent to and also negligently per …