PATIENT TRANSPORT EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

High School Football Player Dies During Practice PATIENT TRANSPORT Expert Case

High School Football Player Dies During Practice

…  The decedent arrived at the emergency department by medic transport. His pulse was lost en route to the hospital and CPR was performed. …  An AED was never used in the hospital or medical transport. An expert in sports risk management was sought to review the case …

Man Suffers Brain Damage Due to Oxygen Starvation While on Ventilator PATIENT TRANSPORT Expert Case

…  his oxygen saturation. A nurse responded and suctioned the patient, and a respiratory therapist was called to assess and manage the …  that the respiratory therapist failed to monitor the patient‘s vital signs, and his heart rate dropped and he went into respiratory …

Nursing Home Fails to Ensure Resident Safety During Transportation PATIENT TRANSPORT Expert Case

…  place in North Carolina and involves a paraplegic male patient who was a resident at a nursing home. The nursing home had an existing arrangement with a third party transportation service to transport its residents to destinations within the …

Hospital causes leg injury to patient after bone graft surgery PATIENT TRANSPORT Expert Case

…  case takes place in Arizona and involves a patient with a full leg cast who was being discharged from a hospital following bone graft surgery. The patient was being transported by wheelchair to another institution for long-term care. The …

Missed Diagnosis of Lymphocytic Myocarditis Leads to an Untimely Death PATIENT TRANSPORT Expert Case

…  case involves a patient who presented to her PCP with complaints of shortness of breath and asthma-like symptoms. The PCP treated the patient with antibiotics, asthma medications, and sent the patient home. The …  to a children’s hospital. The patient died while in transport and the autopsy revealed the cause of death to be Lymphocytic …