MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Is Left On Permanent Oxygen Following Delayed Infection Diagnosis MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman who was diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis. The patient went back to her pulmonologist for a followup appointment after completing the medication treatment and was told by her pulmonologist that she was recovere …

Infant Develops Blood Clotting Disorder Following Circumcision MEDICAL 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 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 Radiology Technician Burns Child During MRI MEDICAL 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 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 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 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 …