ONCOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Delayed Diagnosis of Colon Cancer in Postmenopausal Woman ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-two-year-old female who presented to her primary care provider with complaints of weakness and fatigue that severely impaired her daily functioning. She saw many doctors and most attributed these changes to menopause given that h …

Missed Diagnosis of Renal Mass Causes Patient to Lose Kidney ONCOLOGY Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Renal Mass Causes Patient to Lose Kidney

This case involves a patient who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006. The patient was being followed by a medical oncologist who was monitoring the primary malignancy and tracking the progression of the tumor.  There was a brief period of time in whi …

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Resection Leads to Perforated Colon, Sepsis and Death ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male who underwent a procedure to remove a soft tissue sarcoma from the retroperitoneal region. The procedure was noted to be a success and was conducted without incident. Approximately twenty-four to forty-eight hours after the surger …

Lumbar Puncture in Leukemia Patient Causes Fatal Hematoma ONCOLOGY Expert Case

Lumbar Puncture in Leukemia Patient Causes Fatal Hematoma

This case involves a nine-year-old female patient with a medical history significant for leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy with methotrexate. The patient underwent a lumbar puncture that was met with several complications including a subdural hemat …

Missed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Leads to Severe Metastatic Disease ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 34-year-old female who presented to her primary care physician’s office with complaints of an unusual lump on her breast. At the initial visit, the patient was only seen by an LNP; the doctor did not interview or examine the patient. T …

Delayed Diagnosis of Recurrent Prostate Cancer Leads to Bony Metastasis ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 55-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with Stage II prostate cancer.  The initial pathology reports revealed an adenocarcinoma throughout the prostate, with Gleason scores of 8 in all regions.  A bone scan at the time revealed n …

Surgeon Resects Wrong Part of Colon During Cancer Removal Surgery ONCOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old male patient who underwent a colonoscopy and was deemed to have cancer of the transverse colon. The surgeon involved began the resection procedure by removing part of the descending colon before recognizing that the cancero …

Liver Cancer Diagnosis Delayed for 9 Months ONCOLOGY Expert Case

Liver Cancer Diagnosis Delayed for 9 Months

This case involves a 64-year-old male patient admitted to the hospital for severe abdominal pain. A CT-abdomen done at this admission showed an ill-defined infiltrated mass in the interomedial portion of the right hepatic lobe within the gall bladder that  …