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PULMONARY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Septic Shock Due to Retained Products of Conception PULMONARY Expert Case

This case involves a patient who underwent a normal vaginal delivery. The placenta was examined by pathology and was reported as intact and normal-appearing. The patient was discharged home on time. A week post-delivery, the patient returned to the eme …

Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Disease Leads To Respiratory Failure PULMONARY Expert Case

…  a persistent cough. A chest CT was ordered and an initial pulmonary consultation gave recommendations to add inhaled steroid treatment. …  was done and the patient underwent a biopsy which showed pulmonary fibrosis. The next week, the patient suffered a collapsed lung and …

Poorly Placed Tracheostomy Tube Causes Patient Death PULMONARY Expert Case

Poorly Placed Tracheostomy Tube Causes Patient Death

This case involves a young man who was involved in a severe car accident and needed to be placed on a tracheostomy tube. After a day of being on the tracheostomy tube, the respiratory therapist noticed his oxygen saturation started to decline. The respirat …

Microscopy Expert Aids in Suit Against Baby Powder Company PULMONARY Expert Case

Microscopy Expert Aids in Suit Against Baby Powder Company

This case against a multinational producer of talc powder products involved a woman who contracted a cancerous tumor with no mutations in her tumor-suppressing genes and four year history of baby powder use. Though her genetic makeup should have prevented  …

Esophagectomy Causes Necrosis in Patient’s Lung PULMONARY Expert Case

Esophagectomy Causes Necrosis in Patient’s Lung

This case involves a 32-year-old female with stage II esophageal cancer who underwent a minimally invasive esophagectomy. 5 days after the operation, she had a CT scan that showed a suspicious area, but the surgeon was convinced that it was simply some air …

Mismanagement of Atrial Fibrillation Leads to Permanent Injuries PULMONARY Expert Case

…  of these imaging studies, the patient was diagnosed with pulmonary toxicity related to his treatment with Nexterone, and the medication …  the patient saw his cardiologist, who insisted that his pulmonary condition was not due to the medication and ordered the patient to …

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

This case involves a man who was admitted to a hospital in Nebraska for treatment of severe pneumonia and was put on a ventilator. Initially, he responded well to treatment, and was plans were made for him to be discharged. However, hours before he was  …