SURGICAL NURSE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hip Replacement Patient Receives Incorrect Implant SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

Hip Replacement Patient Receives Incorrect Implant

…  33 implant. Neither the surgeon nor the operating room nurse checked the size number that was engraved on the actual implant prior to …

Nursing Expert Discusses Post Surgical Bedsore Development SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman who was admitted to the hospital in order to undergo a procedure to remove her kidney following a cancer diagnosis and attempted tumor cryoablation. The surgery went well, and there were no complications noted, however d …

Oral Surgery Expert Opines on Post-Surgical Brain Damage SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

Oral Surgery Expert Opines on Post-Surgical Brain Damage

…  hours later, he contacted the surgery center asking for a nurse to come to his house in order to address complaints of swelling, difficulty breathing and general discomfort. The nurse arrived at the man’s house with a suction machine and began performing …

Patient is Killed by Negligent Nursing Team SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Negligent Nursing Team

…  a male patient who died after undergoing a routine surgical procedure. Immediately following the surgery, which occurred without …  given a heavy dose of sedatives by the nursing staff. The nurse practitioner determined the patient did not need to be sedated, and he …

Medical Legal Consultant Evaluates Hospital Fall Protocols SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

Medical Legal Consultant Evaluates Hospital Fall Protocols

…  patient. she was admitted to the hospital for a minor surgical procedure. Post op, while the patient was documented as an elevated …  the blinds in her room on her own after calling for a nurse. She slipped and fell, suffering significant injuries. As a result of …

Patient Dies From Catheter Puncturing Her Heart SURGICAL NURSE Expert Case

Patient Dies From Catheter Puncturing Her Heart

…  This caused the patient to go into cardiac arrest. The nurse on duty was not able to persuade the charge nurse to summon the patient’s doctor until that evening. The patient was …  The patient’s family sued the hospital claiming that the nurses on duty were negligent in not detecting the patient’s deteriorating …