MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant Develops Blood Clotting Disorder Following Circumcision MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a male infant with no family history of hemophilia whose parents elected to have him circumcised. Following the circumcision, the infant continued to bleed from his circumcision and heel stick sites. The infant’s parents brought this to  …

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve

This case involves a 49-year-old male patient with a history of a previous herniated disc who suffered another herniated disc after heavy weight lifting in the gym. The patient initially underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Two weeks after …

Negligent Emergency Room Triage Leads To Fatality Due To Stroke MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 68-year-old male patient with a history of heart problems who arrived at the emergency department with symptoms of a stroke. At the time of admission, the patient was 2 hours into the 5-hour window treatment from his last known normal. …

Negligent Radiology Technician Burns Child During MRI MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Negligent Radiology Technician Burns Child During MRI

This case involves an 8-year-old boy with a history of seizures who presented to the hospital for a brain MRI. During the MRI, the patient felt heat on his head and informed the technician. As it began to burn more, the child cried out for the technician t …

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  …