MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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

This case involves a male patient in Georgia who presented to the emergency department by EHS 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  …

Patient Requires Amputation After Doctors Fail to Diagnose Aneurysm MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who reported to the hospital for a hernia evaluation, at which point doctors noted reduced renal function and elected to keep the patient in the hospital for an extended period of observation. The patient was monitored b …

Emergency Medicine Physician Prescribes Fentanyl Patch to Addict MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-six-year-old male patient who became addicted to prescription medication after a history of opioid treatment for chronic lower back pain. The addiction became so severe that he began traveling from hospital to hospital requestin …

General Surgery Expert Witness Opines on Failure to Notice Acute Appendicitis MEDICINE Expert Case

…  no extreme medical history. He was seen by an emergency medicine physician an hour later. During the one-hour duration, the patient …  patients fighting off previous infections. The emergency medicine physician released the patient, and ordered him to see his primary …

Child Dies Due to Delayed Diagnosis of Intracranial Mass MEDICINE Expert Case

Child Dies Due to Delayed Diagnosis of Intracranial Mass

This case involves a ten-year-old child who presented to an emergency room with complaints of a three-day history of vomiting and severe headaches. The patient was almost immediately discharged following minimal examination with a presumed case of gastroen …

Fatal Arrhythmia Causes Sudden Cardiac Death MEDICINE Expert Case

Fatal Arrhythmia Causes Sudden Cardiac Death

…  inverted T waves. The patient was admitted to the internal medicine floor for observation and within four hours of his admission, the …