PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-129468
This expert earned both his BA and MD from West Virginia University. He then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University. Soon after this expert then completed his fellowship training in Female Urology at West Virginia University. In addition, this expert is a member of several medical societies including The American College of Obstetricians / Gynecologists and The American Urogynecologic Association. This expert has also published 9 ...
Expert Witness: E-028291
This extremely qualified clinical expert is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, patient advocate, and expert in patient adherence with medications and the development of multi-component patient education programs that increase patient adherence from worldwide clinical trials through product launch through post-marketing stages and increase patient safety. She has expertise in the translation of complicated medical terminology into language the ...
Expert Witness: E-013201
This expert is a board certified professional ergonomist and an internationally recognized expert in patient care ergonomics. She provides safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) consultation and training related to equipment requirements, safe patient handling techniques, program implementation and maintenance, ergonomic design in health care facilities, and cost/benefit analysis. She researched, developed, implemented, and sustained the Veterans Health ...
Expert Witness: E-008740
This expert is a well experienced health insurance expert, as she has been involved in multiple company's Revenue Cycle Management programs for the past 15 years. She has been involved with negotiations with pharmacies and physicians, and has in depth knowledge of how to work with the Pharmacy Benefit Managers group to effect drug pricing.

PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Dies In Emergency Helicopter Transport Due To Pilot Switch Delay PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

This case involves a 3-year-old girl from a rural town in Minnesota who awoke in the early morning with a headache and emesis. She was brought by ambulance to the local emergency department and immediately intubated. A head CT revealed a cerebral hemorrhag …

Nurse Discontinues Telemetry Order Without Physician Approval PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

…  case involves a female patient with COPD who was administered large amounts of tranquilizers. The physician ordered the patient to be placed on telemetry, however, the nurse on call discontinued the …  confirmation. Hours after receiving the tranquilizers, the patient was in cardiac arrest. The patient was resuscitated and intubated but …

Facility Accused Of Overcharging Patients For Medical Records PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

…  case involves the alleged overcharge of patients for copies of their medical records. Under state law, it is unlawful to charge patients, and other qualified persons who request copies of patient medical records, more than the costs incurred to copy such records or …

Miscommunication At Rehabilitation Facility Causes Fatal Overdose PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

…  clinic. One night during her first week at the clinic, the patient developed severe difficulty breathing and was immediately taken to the hospital. At the hospital, the patient was given a psychoactive drug in the presence of a representative from …

High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia

…  case involves a male patient in Missouri, who presented to the hospital with complaints of chronic …  the doctor ordered a blood transfusion thinking the patient was suffering from internal bleeding. The next day, a surgical consult was requested. Despite acknowledging the fact that the patient suffered from a history of medical problems, the doctor scheduled an …

Patient is Killed From Undiagnosed Gastrointestinal Leak Following Hernia Surgery PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

…  case involves a middle-aged male patient in Missouri with chronic heartburn as well as a large hernia. He was …  hernia. At the time of the surgery, it was found that the patient had a unique anatomy that required the placement of a mesh implant to repair the hernia. A few days later, the patient developed shortness of breath and a fever. That night he also developed …

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin

…  case involves a male patient in California who presented to the defending hospital in order to have …  surgical procedure. During the procedure, a portion of the patient‘s bowel was injured, but they were able to stem the bleeding and …  no cardiology consultation was ordered. During the patient‘s stay in the hospital, he began to experience internal bleeding that …

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

High-Risk Patient Dies Following Mismanaged Care

…  case involves a middle-aged female patient in Rhode Island with a history of coronary artery disease. On the date of the incident in question, the patient presented to the hospital complaining of diarrhea with bright red blood. Upon admission, the patient was noted to have high blood pressure as well as a low pulse rate. An …