MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Fatal Infection Following Skin Graft MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Patient Develops Fatal Infection Following Skin Graft

This case involves a 45-year-old male patient who developed actinic keratosis on his shoulder blade after prolonged sun exposure.  The patient’s dermatologist elected to treat the patient with cryotherapy. After the patient’s actinic keratosis was removed …

Overweight Leukemia Patient Is Given Fatal Chemotherapy Treatment MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 33-year-old obese woman with leukemia who developed a fatal plaque buildup in her arteries after receiving chemotherapy treatment. Upon discovery of her leukemia, the patient was treated with imatinib mesylate. Within 3 months of her i …

Fall Risk Patient Is Left Unattended In Hospital MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Fall Risk Patient Is Left Unattended In Hospital

This case involves an elderly man with severe arthritis and dementia who fell in a hospital. The man was living in a nursing home and had been designated as a fall-risk patient by the facility. The man was rushed to the hospital one night after experiencin …

Athlete Develops Sepsis From Poorly Treated Skin Infection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

The case involves a 17-year-old male swimmer in otherwise good health who presented to a dermatologist with a boil in his left groin area. The patient was given a cortisone shot and sent home. Several days later, the patient presented with a soft tissue  …

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing

This case involves an 8-year-old boy who experienced recurring palpitations and dizziness for several months. The child was taken to a cardiologist who thought the symptoms to be heart-related. The child’s Holter monitor tests were normal. However, no ne …

Patient Suffers Heart Attack After Delayed EMS Arrival MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Patient Suffers Heart Attack After Delayed EMS Arrival

This case involves a 61-year-old female who was at a sporting event at a local field when she felt chest pain and shortness of breath. Because the event was small, there were no EMTs present on site. The woman’s husband called 911, and emergency responders …

Surgeon Accidentally Removes Kidney During Emergency Procedure MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an obese 51-year-old male in Colorado who was admitted for ischemic chest pain. The patient had an EGD that was negative. The patient was found to have a polyp in the colon that was removed and an ulcer in the small intestine was noted a …

Patient Loses Arm Function Following Allegedly Botched Bone Graft MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 57-year-old male patient in Missouri who underwent a surgical procedure for treatment of his advanced-stage cancer. The procedure involved a bone graft and ultimately resulted in mobility complications for the patient. The patient …