OBGYN EXPERT WITNESSES

OBGYN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During C-Section OBGYN Expert Case

Surgeon Perforates Patient’s Bowel During C-Section

This case involves a 51-year-old woman with a history of a uterine myomectomy who was admitted for an elective C-section when her baby was found to be in the breech position. The patient underwent a difficult primary low segment C-section, during which …

Delayed Treatment Of Hepatitis Causes Death Of Pregnant Patient And Infant OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a 36-year-old female with an estimated gestational age of 33 weeks who presented with cramping, nausea, and vomiting. Her vitals were normal, the fetal heart rate was normal, and her cervix was closed, so the patient was discharged.  …

Infant Dies After Obstructed Labor And Delivery Complications OBGYN 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 …

Delayed Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infection Causes Premature Twin Birth OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who was confirmed by ultrasound to have a twin pregnancy. The patient was seen by her obstetrician at 22 weeks gestation with complaints of leaking clear fluid and pelvic pain. The obstetrician did not measure cervic …

Infant With Prenatal Defects Suffers Permanent Neurological Impairment OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a pregnant woman whose fetus was found prenatally to have a defect in the lower chambers of the heart and kidney failure. The baby was born prematurely and was intubated in the NICU. He was diagnosed with brain and eye malformations, …

Delayed Cancer Diagnoses Leaves Infant Permanently Paralyzed OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a 7-month-old male patient whose right leg was not moving with the same range of motion as the left. He was admitted for a workup, but X-rays and a skeletal survey came back negative. Although the nurse noted that the infant wasn’t  …

Premature Newborn Not Treated Because Of Miscalculated Gestational Age OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a 20-week preterm neonate with conflicting Apgars recorded post delivery. Following the second Apgar reading, the neonate was presumed dead and taken to a warmer. Because of the estimated gestational age, the neonate was not given an …

Woman Suffers Septic Shock Following Vaginal Hysterectomy OBGYN Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with a history of cervical dysplasia who required a vaginal hysterectomy. Several days after the procedure, the patient presented to the hospital with abnormally low blood pressure. She was diagnosed with …

IUD Perforates Woman’s Uterus Following Implantation OBGYN Expert Case

IUD Perforates Woman’s Uterus Following Implantation

This case involves a 34-year-old woman who had just given birth to her second child. She presented to her physician shortly after delivery for sterilization options. After consultation, the physician inserted a Mirena IUD. However, the following year, the  …