PRESSURE WOUND EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-109448
This expert is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care at an academic medical center in New Jersey. She started her career in wound care after completing residencies in Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowships at UCSF in Trauma and Burns/Wound Healing and in Surgical Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University. She served as an expert panel member for the National Institute of Health to write guidelines for the treatment of ...
Expert Witness: E-053014
This certified Regulatory Affairs Professional has more than 20 years of experience ensuring compliance with the FDA. Throughout his career, he has managed 510(k) submissions, reviews, appeals, and clinical trials for a multitude of devices with applications ranging from dentistry to cardiology and neurology. Prior to launching his current consultancy, he served as a Director of Regulatory Affairs at medical device firms that manufacture class II and class III products. ...

PRESSURE WOUND EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Nursing Home Staff Fails To Properly Clean Patient With Persistent Incontinence PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

This case involves an elderly male patient who was admitted to the nursing home after a hospital stay during which he contracted C-Difficile. Upon admission to the nursing home, the patient suffered from fecal incontinence due to the C-Difficile and was no …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore

This case involves an elderly female patient who was admitted to the hospital after losing consciousness. She was diagnosed with pneumonia, taken to the ICU, and intubated. For the remainder of her time at the hospital, she was given breathing assistan …

Sedentary Patient Develops Pressure Sores During Rehabilitation PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

…  case involves a woman who developed pressure sores following a surgical procedure. The patient was admitted to an …  rehabilitation facility and was not found to have any pressure wounds at the time of admission. The patient was primarily sedentary during her …

Nursing Expert Comments on Substandard Decubitus Ulcer Care PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

…  of the healthcare facility, the patient sustained numerous pressure sores. The skin lesions were noted by the nursing staff in charge of …  reports do did not accurately describe the sores as open wounds. Despite the fact that the facility was aware of the patient’s …

Patient is Killed by Infected Pressure Wounds PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Infected Pressure Wounds

…  late, several lesions were noted on the patient’s back. Wound care was consulted and made a notes to follow up with the patient. The wounds were only evaluated sporadically from that point forward. Eventually, …  patient ultimately succumbed to infections caused by the pressure …

Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Improper Orders for Knee Device PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

…  induration that eventually progressed to a full thickness wound. The patient had to undergo several rounds of surgical debridement and …  year-long treatments by a plastic surgeon to close the wound. An expert in decubitus ulcer care was considered to opine on this …

Blood Pressure Cuff Malfunction Causes Crush Syndrome PRESSURE WOUND Expert Case

Blood Pressure Cuff Malfunction Causes Crush Syndrome

…  of the upper arm by a dysfunctional automatic cycle blood pressure cuff. The patient was in a postoperative recovery room where he was …  severely discolored beneath the cuff margins. Despite the wound on his arm, the patient was discharged from the hospital. He followed up …