MIDWEST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

General Surgery Expert Evaluates Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Bleeding MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a 73-year-old woman with a medical history of coronary artery disease and high cholesterol, who presented to the hospital in Wisconsin with abdominal pain. After examinations, she was found to have a perforated ulcer and was taken to the …

Experts Opine on Company’s Ability to Predict Bankruptcy MIDWEST Expert Case

A group of investors in Illinois filed a class action suit against a leather manufacturing company for failing to foresee its own bankruptcy. The investors perceived company management to be misleading them, sending out ambiguous statements and and omitti …

E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Causes Significant Leg Injuries MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a plaintiff in Illinois who was injured when e-cigarette batteries in the pocket of his pants exploded. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff had been driving for several hours to meet a friend in another city. Throughou …

Negligent HVAC Installation Leads to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a family in Wisconsin that was had their roof replaced with CertainTeed shingles during the summer months. There was a cap vent on the roof which was removed by the roofing company, replaced, and painted during the roof repair. Several m …

Internal Medicine Expert Discusses Delayed Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old female patient in Illinois who had a history of pancreatic cancer that had gone into remission some time before the incident in question. The patient presented to her general practice physician with complaints of generalize …

Sleep Apnea Patient Suffers Stroke Following Neck Surgery MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a patient in Illinois who suffered complications following neck surgery. A few days before the incident in question, she received an injury to her cervical spine and as a result underwent surgery. The first night following her cervical s …

Man Suffers Brain Damage Due to Oxygen Starvation While on Ventilator MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a man who was admitted to a hospital in Nebraska for treatment of severe pneumonia and was put on a ventilator. Initially, he responded well to treatment, and was plans were made for him to be discharged. However, hours before he was  …

Patient Suffers Deep Tissue Infection Following Routine Cardiac Procedure MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman in Nebraska with an artificial right hip that had been installed one year before the events of the incident in question. The woman first presented to the hospital with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath, …

Crane Safety Experts Opine on Fatal Construction Site Accident MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves an individual in Nebraska who was severely injured when he was crushed between a boom dolly and a crane. Upon purchase of the equipment, it was noted that the dolly portion of the crane lacked adequate breaks, and was sold without the ac …

Rolling Door Installer is Seriously Injured by Oversized Springs MIDWEST Expert Case

This case involves a self storage facility employee in Nebraska who was injured while installing a large rolling door on one of the facility’s storage units. Unbeknownst to the employee, the coil and springs provided by the manufacturer were the wrong size …