RESPIRATORY FAILURE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-152557
This expert has earned his BA at the California State University and his Certificate in Respiratory Therapy at California Param & Tech college. Formerly, he was an RCP Manager at Christian Hospital Medical Center. Currently, he is a Respiratory Care Provider and The Clinical Director of Respiratory Therapy at a medical college in California.
Expert Witness: E-007056
This board certified expert has been practicing respiratory care for over 35 years. A Clinical Assistant Professor at a major university, he is also the Chair of the Division of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences as well as the Director of the Respiratory Care program at the same institution. He is a member of multiple respiratory care professional organizations, including the Lambda Beta National Respiratory Care Honor Society, and has a Masters of Science in Health ...

RESPIRATORY FAILURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Failure To Monitor High-Risk Patient Leads To Cardiac Arrest RESPIRATORY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves an obese 65-year-old male patient in Texas with a history of obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP treatment, COPD, and hypertension who underwent a hip replacement procedure at a surgical center. In advance of the procedure, the nursin …

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire RESPIRATORY FAILURE Expert Case

Elevated Oxygen Level Causes Fatal Surgical Fire

…  and severely burned the patient. He eventually went into respiratory distress and expired as a result of the electrocautery …

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation RESPIRATORY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves a female infant who suffered pneumonia at 16 months of age. She was taken to the pediatrician’s office and seen by a nurse practitioner, not the pediatrician. The infant had a chest x-ray which was read as enlarged cardiac size. Clin …

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

…  A nurse responded and suctioned the patient, and a respiratory therapist was called to assess and manage the airway. While managing the airway it is alleged that the respiratory therapist failed to monitor the patient’s vital signs, and his heart rate dropped and he went into respiratory arrest. Despite being successfully resuscitated he sustained brain …

Cardiology Expert Discusses Sudden Death of Teenager Due to Mismanaged Care RESPIRATORY FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves a teenage boy in Indiana with a previous medical history significant for asthma who presented to his primary care physician with complaints of persistent pain when breathing, as well as a fever. He was sent home with a prescription for a …