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Botched Episiotomy Leads to Ongoing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Botched Episiotomy Leads to Ongoing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

This case involves a female patient who had been bought to the hospital after going into labor with her second child. During delivery, multiple maneuvers had to be made to deliver the the child, and a large episiotomy was done to deliver the head with exte …

Obstetrics Expert Discusses Fatal Amniotic Fluid Embolism OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Obstetrics Expert Discusses Fatal Amniotic Fluid Embolism

The death of a young woman from an amniotic fluid embolism prompted a medical malpractice trial against her doctor. The case revolved around an abortion procedure the patient had undergone prior to her death, with allegations that it had instigated amnioti …

Gynecologist Sued over Incorrectly Placed Essure Implant OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Gynecologist Sued over Incorrectly Placed Essure Implant

An expert in gynecology was requested to testify in a case over Essure contraceptive IUDs, where one patient’s right fallopian tube had been punctured by the device. After experiencing bloating, chronic pain, depression, and hypertension in her shoulders …

Migrating Essure Device Prompts Severe Medical Complications OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Migrating Essure Device Prompts Severe Medical Complications

A woman who underwent the Essure procedure decided to file suit against her gynecologist after the coil migrated from her Fallopian Tubes to her abdomen. Though the patient’s follow-up exam to confirm the device was situated correctly had been normal, sh …

Contraceptive Essure Coils Severely Injure Patient OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Contraceptive Essure Coils Severely Injure Patient

A patient attempting to use Essure coils as a contraceptive measure suffered severe pain and medical complications when the coils migrated out from her Fallopian tubes and extruded into her uterus. The coils had been recommended due the patient’s lack of …

Paxil Prescription Allegedly Caused Birth Defects OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Paxil Prescription Allegedly Caused Birth Defects

A pregnant woman prescribed with Paxil and Wellbutrin gave birth to an infant with numerous congenital defects, and claimed it was due to her doctor’s insistence to continue taking the drugs. Since the woman was a chain-smoker who had issues with obsessi …

OB/GYN Litigated Against for Negligent Implantation of Essure IUD OBSTETRICS Expert Case

A forty year-old mother was recommended the Essure device as a means of permanent birth control, but she suffered severe ramifications; not only did she become pregnant, but her uterus was injured. The mother’s Mirena contraceptive was replaced by her gy …

Premature Infant is Killed by Untreated Pulmonary Infection OBSTETRICS Expert Case

Premature Infant is Killed by Untreated Pulmonary Infection

This case involves a 12-day-old infant born a week premature in Florida. The infant was hospitalized for 5 days due to a hemolytic disease requiring phototherapy. Two days following discharge, the patient presented to the emergency department having multip …

Patient Undergoes Multiple Rounds of IVF Despite Non-Viable Eggs OBSTETRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 35-year-old female and a 42-year-old male. The male patient previously underwent a vasectomy 6 years prior, but had it successfully reversed. After attempting to conceive for almost a year, they were referred to a fertility clinic. The …

Patient Suffers Significant Injuries From Delayed Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy OBSTETRICS Expert Case

This case in North Carolina involves a pregnant female patient in her thirties. On the day the pregnancy was identified, sonography did not reveal the development of a fetus within the woman’s uterus. The woman continued to follow up with her OB/GYN, who d …