SOUTHWEST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Man Suffers Bowel Perforation, Sepsis After Robotic-Assisted Surgery SOUTHWEST Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient in New Mexico who suffered complications after undergoing a robotic-assisted prostatectomy in order to treat early-stage prostate cancer. The surgery was performed with the assistance of a da Vinci robotic surg …

Unsafe Sports Facility Causes Life-Altering Injuries SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Unsafe Sports Facility Causes Life-Altering Injuries

This facilities management case involves a teenaged boy who was severely injured when a baseball struck him in the temple during a high school baseball game in Texas. The Plaintiff was seated on the end of a bench in the dugout, which lacked fencing over  …

Range Management Expert Opines on Accident Caused by Escaped Cattle SOUTHWEST Expert Case

This case involves cattle that got loose and were struck on a roadway in Oklahoma, causing a fatal accident. During the year of the incident in question, the region suffered from a severe drought. The Defendants were responsible for maintaining the fences …

Defective Water Heater Causes Explosion SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Defective Water Heater Causes Explosion

This case takes place in Arizona and involves a residential hot water heater that exploded immediately after installation, causing serious injuries as well as thousands of dollars of property damage. The Plaintiff in this case is a woman and her family, wh …

Unsecured Ladder Results in Serious Fall SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Unsecured Ladder Results in Serious Fall

This case takes place in Arizona and involves a roofer working on a commercial construction project who suffered serious injuries while on the job. The roofer had been employed during construction of a new science center for a large academic institution,  …

Patient’s Stroke Goes Undetected After Fall SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Patient’s Stroke Goes Undetected After Fall

This case takes place in Texas and involves a male patient who was recognized as having a high risk for stroke. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff fell while performing yard work and was brought to the hospital to treat a laceration on …

Patient is Permanently Injured by Aneurysm SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Patient is Permanently Injured by Aneurysm

This case takes place in New Mexico and involves a male patient with a history of migraines. He presented to the ER with complaints of what seemed to be a migraine headache. The admitting nurse noted that the patient appeared to be slightly cross eyed, and …

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who died while performing his duties as a pilot. On the day of the accident the pilot was approaching the airport after a five hour ferry flight in a small aircraft. The airport in question was a small loca …

Demolition Workers Suffer Mercury Poisoning at Job Site SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Demolition Workers Suffer Mercury Poisoning at Job Site

This case takes place in Texas and involves workers who were involved in the demolition of a decommissioned coal-fired power plant over the course of several months. During the closing phases of the demolition process, several workers began to exhibit sign …

Architecture Expert Witness Opines on Dangerous Wheelchair Ramp SOUTHWEST Expert Case

This case takes place in Texas and involves a wheelchair-bound female who had signed a lease on an apartment after relocating to a new city for work. She requested a handicapped accessible unit, and was advised by the landlord that she’d been placed in on …