MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient With Neurological Disorders Suffers From Seizures Post-Anesthesia MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 12-year-old paraplegic boy with spinal column malformation. After an extended hospital stay, the patient required surgery for a pressure sore. On the day of the surgery, the patient was given less than half his normal dosage of Le …

Pediatric Patient Fractures Skull While Under Care Of Radiology Technologist MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old girl who fractured her skull while undergoing an x-ray in a university hospital in California. The girl presented to the hospital with complaints of severe nausea and a physician determined that she needed an x-ray. In  …

Failure To Monitor High-Risk Patient Leads To Cardiac Arrest MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an obese 65-year-old male patient in Texas with a history of obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP treatment, COPD, and hypertension who underwent a hip replacement procedure at a surgical center. In advance of the procedure, the nursin …

Dental Patient’s Jaw Becomes Dislocated During Cleaning MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly, non-verbal man with Alzheimer’s who went to a dentist’s office for a cleaning. The cleaning was performed by a hygienist under the supervision of a dentist. A bite block was placed during the procedure. After the procedure, …

ER Physicians Fail To Diagnose Stroke Following Facelift MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 51-year-old female patient who underwent a facelift. She was discharged from the outpatient surgical facility without issue. However, several hours after her operation, she began to experience neurological symptoms including weakne …

Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection

This case involves a male newborn delivered via C-section. The mom had been seen in the emergency room for fever with a temperature of 103. After the baby was born, labs and cultures were drawn due to the suspicion of chorioamnionitis. A placental sample t …

Negligent Hip Replacement Surgery Allegedly Causes Implant To Fail MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an 80-year-old male patient who underwent a hip replacement revision for his left hip. He required a revision due to infection in his first implant. Because of the infection, the patient required a second implant as well as a femur …

High School Football Player Dies During Practice MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

High School Football Player Dies During Practice

…  cardiomyopathy. An AED was never used in the hospital or medical transport. An expert in sports risk management was sought to review the …

Disabled Child Suffers Bone Loss From GI Tube Feeding Regimen MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Disabled Child Suffers Bone Loss From GI Tube Feeding Regimen

This case involves a female child with cerebral palsy and reflux who required G-tube feeding. She was not gaining enough weight and was not tolerating many types of formulas. When the child was 2-years-old, a GI put her on nutritional toddler formula.  …