MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Misinterpretation Of CT Scan Leads To Child’s Premature Death MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 3-year-old girl who presented to the emergency room with intermittent screaming episodes which seemed to be relieved by vomiting. She was administered a laxative and an enema for possible constipation. The physician suspected that  …

Discharged Patient Suddenly Dies From Undiagnosed Heart Disease MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 70-year-old female that presented to the emergency room with a history of deep vein thrombosis. She complained of developing back, chest, and arm pain and numbness. Her physician discussed the high risk of the patient developing co …

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Causes Developmental Complications For Infant MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an 18-month-old child who was presented to her regular pediatrician with fever and vomiting. The pediatrician advised it was a viral infection and that the parents should let the infection run its course. After several days, the child’s  …

Patient Develops Blood Clotting Disorder From Testosterone Use MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old male that was prescribed testosterone for 6 months. He was found to have a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis at the end of the 6 months. Testing was done which showed he had developed Factor V Leiden blood-clo …

Patient Develops Infection Following Botched Bariatric Surgery MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 42-year-old male patient who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. During the procedure, the patient suffered an esophageal perforation. The patient subsequently developed a collection of bacterial pus in his pleural cavity …

Physician Fails To Administer Prescription Medication To Alcoholic Patient MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 58-year-old female patient with a history of heart problems and alcoholism. The patient had developed alcoholism in her early fifties following the death of her son. One evening, the patient drank to the point of falling unconsci …

Delayed Discovery Of Brain Aneurysm Results In Neurological Damage MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a history of elevated blood pressure who presented to urgent care with high blood pressure, headache and nausea. The patient was discharged with no diagnosis and was given prescriptions for pain reliev …

Poor Patient Monitoring Results In Fatal Prescription Drug Interaction MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves the treatment of a 66-year-old female for injuries she sustained from a fall in her home. The woman fell down ten stairs and suffered chronic back pain as a result of the incident. Because the woman was unable to return to work, she  …

Failure To Perform C-Section Causes Fatal Twin Birth MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Failure To Perform C-Section Causes Fatal Twin Birth

This case involves the death of one baby after a twin vaginal delivery. Prior to her labor, the mother was never consulted regarding the possibility of a C-section delivery. Twin A was born via traditional vaginal delivery without any complications …

Patient Requires Complete Colon Removal Following Delayed Surgical Intervention MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 65-year-old female with a complicated past history who was diagnosed with a colon adenocarcinoma. The patient had the adenocarcinoma removed laparoscopically and her post-surgical margins were clean. While in the hospital, the patient …