OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Obstetrics Expert Discusses Patient Death From Retained Products of Conception OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

…  complications during active labor. The patient’s husband observed the doctor tear the umbilical cord during the final stage of …  however the lead nurse claimed that the smell was normal and that it would subside in time. Eventually the patient was discharged from …

Child Sustains Cognitive Damage During Urgent Delivery OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

Child Sustains Cognitive Damage During Urgent Delivery

…  During labor, the patient began to appear discolored, and testing revealed progressive signs of fetal distress. The decision was …  including shoulder dystocia, were encountered, and the mother suffered a uterine rupture. The infant suffered a number of injuries during her delivery, and was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It was alleged that doctors …

Twins Suffer Permanent Brain Damage During Delivery OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

Twins Suffer Permanent Brain Damage During Delivery

…  was imminent. Once admitted, the patient was kept in a standard hospital room and, despite her premature status, was not transferred to a hospital that was …

Perinatology Expert Witness Discusses Fatal Caesarean Section Error OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

…  case involves a patient in Mississippi who went into labor and had a cesarean section. This was patient’s 4th pregnancy, and she had undergone another successful cesarean section previously. During …

Gynecologic Surgery Leads to Sepsis and Death OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

Gynecologic Surgery Leads to Sepsis and Death

…  disease, cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault prolapse and stress incontinence. She underwent a transvaginal, posterior repair with tension free vaginal tape and adhesiolysis. The operative notes state that there were significant intraabdominal adhesions between the small intestine and the anterior abdominal wall, and the small intestine and pelvic structures. …

Substandard Perinatal Care Results in Severe Birth Defects OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

Substandard Perinatal Care Results in Severe Birth Defects

…  vaginal birth, with notes that the labor was spontaneous and rupture of membranes artificial. The physician’s notes state that …  by the child during birth included fetal tachycardia and infection of the fetal membranes.  In the period leading up to the birth, …

Woman Dies Following C-Section OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Expert Case

Woman Dies Following C-Section

…  case takes place in Illinois and involves a woman who underwent an emergency C-section. During the delivery …  to hemorrhage. There was an attempt to stem the bleed and the patient was transferred to the PACU. She was returned to the OR where a …  Following this surgery, the patient continued to bleed, and the doctors were unable to locate the source of bleeding in time to save …