UROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Family Doctor Misses Bladder Cancer in Geriatric Patient UROLOGY Expert Case

Family Doctor Misses Bladder Cancer in Geriatric Patient

This case involves a sixty-eight-year-old male who became concerned after noticing blood in his urine. The man had recently retired from his job as a rubber factory worker. He also experienced difficulties with urination, which he described as painful and  …

Pediatric Urologist Severs Glans of Penis During Circumcision UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a child who was circumcised shortly after birth. The surgeon chose to use a Mogen clamp and, according to the medical record, the procedure was conducted without incident. Two years later, the mother of the child noticed something irregu …

Urologist Fails to Discontinue Etodolac and Patient Dies After Surgery UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-one-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with a stage 1 renal. The surgeon performed a partial nephrectomy procedure on the patient that was met with great difficulty in the immediate, postoperative period. Approximately one h …

Emergency Medicine Physician Fails to Diagnose Sepsis UROLOGY Expert Case

Emergency Medicine Physician Fails to Diagnose Sepsis

This case involves a ten-year-old male patient who was taken to the hospital by EHS with vomiting, fever, and left lower leg pain after injuring himself in a basketball game. The patient was worked up by the emergency room (ER) physician and diagnosed with …

Hospital Stops Patient’s Antibiotics Resulting in Sepsis and Death UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a seventy-eight-year-old female who had an extensive medical history including frequent urinary tract infections. After a brief stay in the hospital, the patient was admitted to a nursing home following a slip and fall. Upon arrival, she …

Urologist Prescribes AndroGel to Patient With Prostate Cancer UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-three-year-old patient who presented to his urologist complaining of recent sexual dysfunction. He also complained of sleep disturbances, fatigue, and lower back pain. The urologist advised the patient that he may be suffering fr …

COPD Exacerbation Inadequately Treated With BiPAP Machine UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-eight-year-old female who suffered from complications arising from a COPD exacerbation. The patient’s lung difficulties had been with chronic CO2 retention, as she developed toxic levels of CO2 in her blood. This patient displaye …

Missed Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion Results in Loss of Testicle UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male who presented to the emergency room with sudden onset, left-sided groin pain. The pain was constant and described to be sharp in character, but it did not radiate anywhere. The ER worked the patient up for pos …

Bowel Strangulation During Renal Transplant Procedure UROLOGY Expert Case

Bowel Strangulation During Renal Transplant Procedure

The case involves a patient who experienced a nicked peritoneum during a renal transplant procedure. The nicked peritoneum was mentioned in the medical record, but the defending physician denied that he had any knowledge of its occurrence. He claimed he ne …

Circumcision Procedure Results in Recurrent Urinary Tract Issues UROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the treatment of an eight-day-old child who underwent a circumcision that was performed at a substandard level. The patient sustained multiple complications including excessive bleeding, postoperative infection, and the removal of too mu …