MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Man Suffers Brain Damage Due to Oxygen Starvation While on Ventilator MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a man who was admitted to the hospital for treatment of severe pneumonia and was put on a ventilator. Initially, he responded well to treatment, and was plans were made for him to be discharged. However, hours before he was due to be  …

Pediatric Nephrology Expert Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Kidney Disease MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy teenager who came into the ER with a fever and stomach ache. Following a brief examination, he was given an over the counter pain medication and discharged home. Several days later, he returned to the ER complainin …

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care MEDICAL Expert Case

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with a history of coronary artery disease. On the date of the incident in question, the patient presented to the hospital complaining of diarrhea with bright red blood. Upon admission, the patient was noted t …

Lead Contamination Causes Developmental Problems MEDICAL Expert Case

Lead Contamination Causes Developmental Problems

This case takes place in New York and involves a plaintiff who moved into a house owned by the defendant. The plaintiffs lived in the residence for a period of several months, when they were compelled to vacate due to extremely high levels of lead that h …

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop MEDICAL Expert Case

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop

This case involves an elderly woman who was referred to a neurosurgeon for removal of a herniated disk. After the procedure, which was completed without incident, the patient noted that her foot was numb. The patient continued to experience ongoing loss of …

Emergency Medicine Expert Discusses Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Abscess MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who presented to the emergency department with complaints of neck pain for several days. He was evaluated by a nurse practitioner and was promptly discharged with a diagnosis of muscle strain. He was not examined by a phys …

Robotic Surgery Expert Opines on Patient Death from Internal Bleeding MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who underwent a robotic procedure and then suffered post-operative bleeding leading to his death. The patient underwent a procedure to remove part of his prostate, which concluded without incident. Immediately after the p …

Orthopedic Surgeon Incorrectly Positions Knee Replacement MEDICAL Expert Case

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a patient who underwent a total knee replacement in order to treat chronic arthritis. Following the procedure, the patient developed significant scarring, and post-surgical physical therapy was ineffecti …