MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Radiologist Pierces Patient’s Aorta Causing Fatal Bleed Out MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 38-year-old female patient whose aorta was pierced during a needle-guided CT scan. The patient initially presented to the defendant physician for a PET scan one month prior. After reading the PET scan, the radiologist diagnose …

Risky Bone Graft Causes Oral Cancer Patient To Develop Infection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old woman with a history of multiple surgeries for oral cancer over 5 years and 15 treatments of radiation therapy. She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth. She was given a bone g …

Stroke Patient Is Left Paralyzed After Negligent Misdiagnosis MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old female patient who became aphasic, suffered facial drooping, and was unable to recognize her family members. By the time she presented to the emergency room, her speech was coherent and as a result, she was given a s …

Patient Suffers Foot Drop After Aggressive Physical Therapy Treatment MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 38-year-old female patient who underwent a laminectomy with disc fusion to remove the back of 4 vertebrae. As advised, she started physical therapy in the weeks following the surgery. As part of the therapy regimen, the patient receive …

Incorrect Surgical Balloon Placement Causes Host Of Postoperative Complications MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an overweight woman who underwent an ORBERA intragastric balloon procedure. Following the procedure, the patient experienced nausea and vomiting. She was unable to consume food or drink and was advised this was normal. The patient w …

Patient Develops Compartment Syndrome Following Heart Valve Replacement MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old woman who went in for a second heart valve replacement surgery. It was a long surgery that required the patient to be on the bypass machine for 4 hours. Postoperatively, the patient developed a compartment syndrome in h …

Patient Misdiagnosed With Cancer Undergoes Unnecessary Kidney Removal MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 39-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with a renal mass during work-up for presumed appendicitis in the emergency department. The patient was ordered a follow-up with a urologist scheduled for the next day. The urologist told the  …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore

This case involves an elderly female patient who was admitted to the hospital after losing consciousness. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, taken to the ICU, and intubated. For the remainder of her time at the hospital, she was given breathing assistan …