PERITONITIS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

General Dentistry Experts Opine on Failure to Diagnose Gum Disease PERITONITIS Expert Case

This case involves a failure to diagnose periodontal disease over an extended period of time. The defendant is a retired dentist who had previously provided dental care to the plaintiff for over 2 decades in New Hampshire. The patient stopped treatment wi …

Uterine and Colonic Rupture During Routine OBGYN Procedure PERITONITIS Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-two-year-old female who gave birth with the assistance of a midwife and no complications were noticed during the vaginal delivery. Several weeks later, the patient began to develop abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, and it was …

Missed diagnosis of ruptured duodenal ulcer leads to sepsis and death PERITONITIS Expert Case

This case involves a seventy-six-year-old man who presented to the emergency department after experiencing sudden onset abdominal pain. The pain began four hours prior to his arrival at the hospital and was centered in the upper abdomen. The patient also r …

Bowel Strangulation During Renal Transplant Procedure PERITONITIS Expert Case

Bowel Strangulation During Renal Transplant Procedure

The case involves a patient who experienced a nicked peritoneum during a renal transplant procedure. The nicked peritoneum was mentioned in the medical record, but the defending physician denied that he had any knowledge of its occurrence. He claimed he ne …

Bowel Perforated During Vaginal Mesh Procedure PERITONITIS Expert Case

Bowel Perforated During Vaginal Mesh Procedure

This case involves a female patient that underwent surgery to excise a sacrocolpopexy mesh that eroded into her vaginal wall. Postoperatively, the patient was afebrile and vitals were noted to be normal. The following day, the patient began to suffer from  …

Missed Diagnosis of Intestinal Volvulus Causes Bowel Necrosis PERITONITIS Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Intestinal Volvulus Causes Bowel Necrosis

This case involves a seven-year-old female who presented to the ER with abdominal pain. She had a medical history significant for developmental delay and, several months prior, required the placement of an intravenous total parenteral nutrition feeding tub …

Psychiatric Patient’s Abdominal Pain Ignored Resulting in Bowel Perforation PERITONITIS Expert Case

This case involves a 61-year-old female patient who was living in a psychiatric nursing home. She was admitted to the facility involuntarily for mental health issues. During the first week of her stay, she complained of excruciating abdominal pain that was …

Hernia Repair Turns Fatal PERITONITIS Expert Case

Hernia Repair Turns Fatal

 This case involves a 60-year-old woman who presented to the ER with severe abdominal pain. A CT scan is performed which shows acute cholecystitis and a bulging hiatal hernia, causing medical staff to undergo a treatment operation using Composix mesh. Dur …

Perforated Colon During Routine Procedure Leads to Sepsis PERITONITIS Expert Case

Perforated Colon During Routine Procedure Leads to Sepsis

The patient is a 68-year-old male who presented with an intestinal obstruction that required surgical intervention. The patient was examined and the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction was suspected and preparations for colonoscopy were made. The procedur …

Delayed Diagnosis of Gangrenous Appendix Leads to Life-Threatening Infection PERITONITIS Expert Case

This case involved a patient who complained of severe epigastric pain that was not well characterized. The pain waxed and waned over the course of the past few days but became progressively worse before arriving at the hospital. The patient’s working diagn …