PACU EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-513545
This qualified expert has 7 years of experience in the field of nursing. She earned her BSN from Quinnipiac University and holds a certification in advanced electronic fetal monitoring. She began her career in the medical field as a patient care technician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She then served as a registered nurse in the women's health unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she worked in the labor and delivery unit, the postpartum ...
Expert Witness: E-168098
This qualified expert earned her BSN from New York University and her MA in Nursing Education from the Columbia University Teachers College. She is currently in a doctoral program in Adelphi University. She is active in her field as a member of several professional organizations such as the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses, and the American Arab Nurses Assocation. Formerly, this expert has served as a ...
Expert Witness: E-081443
This expert in emergency nursing earned his RN from St. Lawrence College in Canada. Since then, he has worked in numerous different nursing capacities with a specialty in ER nursing. He has held several leadership positions in charge nursing and nursing management/administration. Until very recently, he was the director of nursing at two private emergency rooms in Texas. Currently, he serves as a staff ER nurse and is working on his master's degree in nursing at Western ...
Expert Witness: E-016801
This expert has worked as a registered nurse for over 42 years. She earned her RN diploma from Massachusetts General Hospital and BSN and Masters in Nursing from California State University. She is a Board Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist for 34 years and Certified Emergency Nurse for 30 years. She has done clinical practice as an RN in ICU, ED, PACU, Telemetry, and Med Surg. She also teaches Emergency Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, and ICU Nursing. She ...

PACU EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Urology Expert Discusses Severe Internal Bleeding Following Robotic Kidney Surgery PACU Expert Case

…  the procedure well. The patient was transported to the PACU. While there, the anesthesiologist noted the patient was unable to move …  pale. The patient was hypotensive after a few hours in the PACU, and the patient was brought to the ICU. After he continued to deteriorate …

Anesthesiology Expert Discusses Fatal Lapses in Pre-Operative Clearance Exam PACU Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his late 50s who had a tonsillectomy for recurrent sinus infections. Prior to surgery, he underwent a pre-op clearance exam by from his primary care provider, where an abnormality on EKG suggestive of ischemia was disco …

Leading Anesthesthesiology Experts Discuss Anoxic Brain Injury After Surgery PACU Expert Case

 This case involves a male patient in his thirties who underwent a surgical procedure to correct a herniated disk in his neck in a Pennsylvania hospital. Immediately following surgery, the patient complained of difficulty breathing, throat swelling, as w …

Patient is Killed by Negligent Nursing Team PACU Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Negligent Nursing Team

This case takes place in Nevada and involves a male patient who died after undergoing a routine surgical procedure. Immediately following the surgery, which occurred without incident, the patient awoke and was relocated to the recovery room. While in the r …

Woman Dies Following C-Section PACU Expert Case

Woman Dies Following C-Section

…  to stem the bleed and the patient was transferred to the PACU, where surgeons feared she was experiencing an amniotic fluid embolism. …

Elderly Patient Develops Bedsores After Hip Surgery PACU Expert Case

Elderly Patient Develops Bedsores After Hip Surgery

This case involves a male patient who developed bedsores following surgery for a broken hip, where he underwent a hip resurfacing arthroplasty procedure. He had bedsores in the shape of bed pan within 10 days of the surgery. The bed sores took months to he …