WARFARIN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hematology Expert Opines on Pulmonary Embolism Linked to IVC Filter WARFARIN Expert Case

This case involves a patient who had a medical history of clotting issues who developed a hematoma on her upper right thigh. She presented to the hospital and was admitted with an elevated INR as well as swelling in the affected leg. The patient’s anticoag …

Patient is Killed Following Abrupt Warfarin Cessation WARFARIN Expert Case

Patient is Killed Following Abrupt Warfarin Cessation

…  a middle-aged male patient in Iowa who had been on on Warfarin for prophylactic treatment of a cardiovascular condition for several …  physician who advised him that he no longer needed to take Warfarin. However, the doctor did so without any consultation with the …

Failure to Monitor Coumadin Regimen Leads to Death WARFARIN Expert Case

Failure to Monitor Coumadin Regimen Leads to Death

This case takes place in California and involves a male patient who was prescribed a daily dosage of Coumadin without specific follow-up for routine lab studies. Some weeks after beginning the Coumadin regimen, the patient presented to the defendant physic …

Error in Warfarin Dosage Causes Serious Injuries WARFARIN Expert Case

Error in Warfarin Dosage Causes Serious Injuries

…  procedure. After the procedure, the girl was placed on Warfarin. When she was started on the medication he was put on a program where …  her parents were not able to give her the correct dose of Warfarin and she subsequently suffered a stroke. It is alleged that her stroke …

Patient is Injured by Cessation of Warfarin WARFARIN Expert Case

Patient is Injured by Cessation of Warfarin

…  New York and involves a female patient who had been taking warfarin for several years before undergoing an elective surgery. In advance of the procedure, she saw a hematologist, who took her off warfarin in preparation for the procedure. At that time, although the …

Coumadin Implicated in Cardiac Ablation Patient’s Death WARFARIN Expert Case

Coumadin Implicated in Cardiac Ablation Patient’s Death

This case takes place in Oregon and involves a 60-year-old overweight male patient who required a cardiac ablation. The patient had a past medical history of obesity and atrial fibrillation, and he had been prescribed Coumadin. During the ablation procedur …

Mismanaged Coumadin (Warfarin) Therapy Results in Patient’s Death WARFARIN Expert Case

This case takes place in Rhode Island and involves a man in his early 60’s who had been prescribed Coumadin by his cardiologist. Subsequently, he required a prostate biopsy. The biopsy was coordinated between his urologist and his cardiologist regarding co …