NEONATOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Child suffers extreme damage to penis during circumcision NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a newborn male infant who was the result of a healthy pregnancy and an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. The patient was born full-term and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. Physical examination and testing in the neonatal period did not reveal a …

OBGYN Expert Witness Opines on Infant’s Injured Kidneys During Delivery NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a child who suffered severe injury to her kidney when she was born. A sonogram had shown that the baby was in the breech position before the birth and the doctor planned to deliver the baby by cesarean section. An examination of the moth …

Neonatology Expert Witness Opines on Sepsis Developing After NEC NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a forty-seven-year-old mother at thirty-one weeks gestation who delivered via cesarean section. The mother had a past medical history of chronic hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The patient experienced some painless vaginal bleeding t …

Obstetrician Expert Witness Discusses Respiratory Problems in Infant NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a two-day-old male who developed neonatal respiratory distress syndrome shortly after birth. The boy was born prematurely at thirty-two weeks gestation. The mother was concerned about the early delivery but her physician reassured her th …

Psychiatrist Prescribes Venlafaxine Leading to Development Delay NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-eight-year-old female at the time of pregnancy who was prescribed venlafaxine, which resulted in numerous cognitive defects in her child. The woman was prescribed venlafaxine after she experienced depressive symptoms after the d …

Neonatologist Improperly Intubates Premature Newborn NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

Neonatologist Improperly Intubates Premature Newborn

This case involves a fetus who was delivered at twenty-four weeks with hypoplastic lung disease. The mother experienced a premature rupture of membranes in the nineteenth week of pregnancy and was transported to the hospital. In spite of bed rest, antibiot …

Missed Diagnosis of Chorioamnionitis Leads to Developmental Delays NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an infant who suffered severe brain damage secondary to a delayed diagnosis of chorioamnionitis. The primary claim is that there were subtle signs of infection that warranted prompt intervention before the fetus became severely infected. …