MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Testicle Infection Following Botched Vasectomy MEDICAL 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 …

Gynecologic Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During Hysterectomy MEDICAL 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 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 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 …

Anesthesiology Error Leaves Colonoscopy Patient On Ventilator MEDICAL 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 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 …

Decision To Pursue Natural Childbirth Leaves Infant With Brain Damage MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a patient that had a high-risk pregnancy. The patient’s physician knew that the fetus had the umbilical cord surrounding the cervical spine and that the nuchal cord was a concern. Rather than scheduling a caesarian section to remove the  …

Nurse Injures Dialysis Patient’s Port Causing Dangerous Bleed Out MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a dialysis patient who developed a scab at the site of his port. Upon arriving at dialysis, the scab was recognized and acknowledged by the patient and treating staff members. The patient requested not to use adhesive tape on the sit …