PATHOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Dermatopathology Expert Comments on Delayed Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma PATHOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient and her diagnosis and subsequent treatment of malignant melanoma. The patient initially underwent a shave biopsy of a mole on her face under the care of her dermatologist, which indicated the presence of cancer  …

Suspicious Lesion Goes Untested by Family Doctor PATHOLOGY Expert Case

Suspicious Lesion Goes Untested by Family Doctor

This case takes place in Illinois and involves a female patient who presented to her family doctor with a lesion on her right shoulder. The physician visually inspected the patient’s shoulder, but provided no diagnosis, instructing the patient to “keep an …

Nursing Home Resident Assaults Neighbor PATHOLOGY Expert Case

Nursing Home Resident Assaults Neighbor

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a patient who died while in the care of an assisted living facility. The patient was accepted as a resident after suffering a severe fall in her home, which resulted in a fracture of both hips. One night, a fe …

Patient Undergoes Prostatectomy After Pathology Lab Misplaces Samples PATHOLOGY Expert Case

…  cancer. The biopsy sample was sent to the defending pathology lab. The patient was referred to an oncologist who could not determine definitively by looking at the pathology report whether or not the mass on the patient’s prostate was …

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy PATHOLOGY Expert Case

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy

…  lymph nodes through bronchoscopy needle aspiration. The pathology report stated that the specimen was “scanty.” However, no evidence of …  in order to obtain better lymph node samples. The pathology report from the second lymph node biopsy initially reported no …

Pelvic Mesh Recipient Alleges Bioincompatibility Caused Severe Pain PATHOLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Virginia and involves a plaintiff who suffered from stress urinary incontinence. She received a pelvic mesh implant that was manufactured by defendant. She alleges that at the time of her surgery, the defendant knew of FDA and medi …

Delayed diagnosis of molar pregnancy results in aggressive chemotherapy PATHOLOGY Expert Case

…  After the procedure was performed samples were sent to a pathology lab for testing. The lab erroneously issued a report stating that the …  were “normal product of conception.” After 26 days the pathology lab amended the report to “complete hydatidiform mole.” Conservative …