RUPTURED APPENDIX EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

General Surgeon Fails To Diagnose Appendicitis In Symptomatic Patient RUPTURED APPENDIX Expert Case

…  and ordered a CT. The report showed thickening of the appendix and accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Although the differential on the CT report included a ruptured appendix, the general surgeon diagnosed the woman with diverticulosis …

Fatal Appendicitis Could Have Been Detected Earlier: Pediatric Surgery Expert RUPTURED APPENDIX Expert Case

…  it was noted that the testing did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the young age of the child, the surgeon ruled …  in the hospital, with the cause of death identified as a ruptured appendix. It was alleged that the patient should have been diagnosed …

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

…  with increased pain and further CT workup showed a dilated appendix to approximately 12mm at which point the patient was taken for an …  Medical records indicate that at the time of removal the appendix was nearly gangrenous and burst upon being grasped. The patient …