MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Dermatologist Fails To Conduct Biopsy For Patient With Melanoma Symptoms MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old female patient who regularly saw a dermatologist. The defendant dermatologist noted an abnormal finding on the patient’s cheek. Although the dermatologist noted the finding in the patient’s records, he failed to ever biopsy …

Patient Develops Testicle Infection Following Botched Vasectomy MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 43-year-old male patient who underwent a vasectomy. Within 2 hours of the procedure, the patient called the defendant regarding brisk bleeding. The physician instructed the patient to apply pressure and reassured him there was no cause …

Can a Urologist Opine on Safe Alternatives to Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair System? Ruling Sheds Light on Which Expert Opinions Merit Admissibility in Product Liability Litigation MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

…  subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and a manufacturer of medical devices, was sued in a multidistrict product liability case concerning …  denied the exclusion of his testimony that criticized the medical literature about mesh products, claiming some studies were biased, it …

Gynecologic Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During Hysterectomy MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 62-year-old woman with a history of several prior abdominal procedures including removal of her gallbladder and a gastric bypass. She was taken for a laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy due to pelvic organ prolapse and postmenopausal ble …

Child Suffers Seizures After Physicians Fail To Diagnose Encephalitis MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 9-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room with reports of ongoing fever. His temperature on admission was 103 degrees. An acetaminophen protocol was administered several hours after admission, at which point the child …

Delayed Ophthalmology Treatment Causes Patient To Go Blind MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Delayed Ophthalmology Treatment Causes Patient To Go Blind

This case involves a 36-year-old male patient who presented to his primary care physician with headaches. The patient was found to have papilledema optic disc swelling caused by intracranial pressure. The patient was immediately referred to a neuro-ophthal …

Delayed Diagnosis Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Leads To Fatal Infection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

…  case involves a 66-year-old female patient with a past medical history of an abdominal aortic aneurysm following a stent …  expert vascular surgeon was sought to review the medical records for causation and …

Anesthesiology Error Leaves Colonoscopy Patient On Ventilator MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 55-year-old woman who underwent a colonoscopy secondary to the discovery of polyps. The patient was put under general anesthesia for the procedure. Following the procedure, the patient aspirated and developed respiratory distress s …

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Causes Patient To Lose Ability To Walk MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 59-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with blood in her urine. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound during which a mass suggestive of a hemangioma (birthmark) was noted. A CT scan was performed which showed a lo …