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 …

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 …

Stroke Patient Dies After Hospital Fails to Administer T-PA PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

Stroke Patient Dies After Hospital Fails to Administer T-PA

…  case involves a fifty-year-old female patient with an unremarkable past medical history. The patient awoke one …  neurologist decided not to administer t-PA and instead transferred the patient to another hospital, for treatment by an interventional …  attempt to retrieve the clot by means of the endovascular protocol. The patient passed away from complications of the …

Excessive Pain Medication Administered to Patient With Advanced Liver Disease Results in Death PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

…  case involves a fifty-five-year-old male patient with a past medical history significant for hepatic cirrhosis and liver …  of gastric contents that required intubation and a transfer to an ICU setting. After several rounds of hypotensive episodes, …  support and terminally extubate under palliative care protocol. The endotracheal tube was removed and the patient passed away …

Rare Complication of Lung Biopsy Results in Patient’s Death PATIENT TRANSFER PROTOCOL Expert Case

Rare Complication of Lung Biopsy Results in Patient’s Death

…  dyspnea, and lower extremity swelling. During the patient’s stay, a five-centimeter mass was found on the left posterior upper …  conducted without incident. Shortly after the patient was transferred to the recovery area, however, he went into cardiopulmonary arrest. …