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NURSING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Discharged Patient Suddenly Dies From Undiagnosed Heart Disease NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 70-year-old female that presented to the emergency room with a history of deep vein thrombosis. She complained of developing back, chest, and arm pain and numbness. Her physician discussed the high risk of the patient developing co …

Patient Develops Fatal Blood Clots Following Cardiac Ablation Procedure NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old male patient in the recovery unit following an ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation. When the patient met the appropriate recovery criteria, his sheath was removed. Upon removal, the patient’s blood pressure began …

Unsupervised Geriatric Patient Expires After Choking During Lunch NURSING Expert Case

…  patient with Alzheimer’s who was living in a long-term nursing facility. The patient was considered to be at high risk for aspiration …  few minutes. While alone, the patient choked on her food. Nursing staff attempted revival but the woman eventually …

Delayed Surgical Intervention Causes Patient To Lose Testicle NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old male who presented to the emergency department complaining of lower abdominal pain. He was assessed by a nurse practitioner and diagnosed with a viral illness. The patient was subsequently discharged. Two days later,  …

Infant Dies After Obstructed Labor And Delivery Complications NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a 34-year-old overweight female with gestational diabetes. The patient was screened 10 weeks prior to delivery and it was discovered she had gestational diabetes. She was referred to a nutritionist and given a printout of a diet. The pat …

Autistic Patient Aspirates After Being Left Unsupervised By Nurse NURSING Expert Case

This case involves an autistic female patient who was suffering from excessive volitional water intake. She was admitted to the ICU with seizure episodes and uncontrollable vomiting. The patient was placed on a water restriction with an order for restr …

Sedentary Patient Develops Pressure Sores During Rehabilitation NURSING Expert Case

 This case involves a woman who developed pressure sores following a surgical procedure. The patient was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility and was not found to have any pressure wounds at the time of admission. The patient was primarily se …