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Patient Requires Life Support Following Botched Colorectal Surgery SURGERY Expert Case

…  a colectomy for excision of a neoplastic polyp. After surgery, her diet was immediately advanced from liquid to a regular soft diet. Several days after the surgery, the patient developed extreme nausea and vomiting. She returned to the …

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation SURGERY 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 …

Orthopedic Surgeon Fails To Remove Bone Fragment During Ankle Surgery SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves an elderly male patient who required surgery to repair an ankle fracture he sustained while skiing. The patient had …  studies from previous doctors. Within several weeks of the surgery, the patient began to feel pain and discomfort in his ankle. He …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Botched Hand Surgery SURGERY Expert Case

…  the surgeon lacerated the median nerve. Following the surgery, the patient developed a painful neuroma at the laceration location. …  routine daily tasks he had no problem with prior to the surgery. The patient was told by the surgeon that injury to the median nerve …

Cardiologist Fails To Remove Wire After Surgical Defibrillator Placement SURGERY Expert Case

…  cardioverter defibrillator (CRT device) placed. During the surgery, the device placement was complicated by a wire that became …  the patient had a widened mediastinum. Cardiothoracic surgery was consulted and the patient was taken for sternotomy. During surgery, …