PACEMAKER EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery PACEMAKER Expert Case

…  pain for several weeks. A heart block was diagnosed and a pacemaker was implanted. While the patient was recovering from the surgery, she …  the lead detached and perforated the cardiac tissue. The pacemaker was removed then replaced. Following the replacement procedure, an …

Patient is Killed During Pacemaker Removal Surgery PACEMAKER Expert Case

Patient is Killed During Pacemaker Removal Surgery

…  place in New York and involves a female patient who had a pacemaker placed. The leads used were manufactured by a well-known medical …  to be monitored for lead failure. Several years after the pacemaker was placed, the patient presented to her cardiologist – at which …

Missed Diagnosis by Cardiologist During Amiodarone Treatment PACEMAKER Expert Case

This case involves a patient who was being treated by a cardiologist for an irregular heart rhythm. The physician prescribed amiodarone to the patient but neglected to perform any follow-up lung assessment tests to see if the drug led to any pulmonary chan …

Surgeon Does Not Secure Leads During Pacemaker Placement PACEMAKER Expert Case

Surgeon Does Not Secure Leads During Pacemaker Placement

…  case involves a forty-seven-year-old female who had a pacemaker installed when she was twenty-five-years-old. Approximately fifteen years following the placement of her pacemaker, there was a suspicion that the patient contracted an infection in …

Patient Dies After Being Sent Home With Dysfunctional Pacemaker PACEMAKER Expert Case

…  a fifty-eight-year-old female patient after receiving a pacemaker in 2011. The patient presented to her doctor with complaints of …  He also scheduled her for a procedure to reposition the pacemaker leads at another institution. The doctor ensured the patient that she …