SOUTHWEST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis SOUTHWEST Expert Case

This case takes place in New Mexico and involves a 5-year-old female who was taken by EHS to Emergency Room (ER) with flu-like symptoms. She was evaluated by an ER nurse practitioner and was discharged promptly. Her parents were advised to give the girl Th …

Construction Worker Injured While on Boom Lift SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Construction Worker Injured While on Boom Lift

This case takes place in Texas and involves plaintiff who was connecting steel at a construction site. The steelworker boomed up to the sixth floor in an aerial boom lift supplied by defendant. The plaintiff exited the lift and tied off the stanchion behin …

Shopper is Permanently Injured by Falling Merchandise SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Shopper is Permanently Injured by Falling Merchandise

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who was injured while shopping in the electronics department of a major retail chain. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff had been attempting to remove a boxed flat screen TV from its shelf. As the m …

Contractor is Unknowingly Exposed to Toxic Materials SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Contractor is Unknowingly Exposed to Toxic Materials

This case takes place in Texas and involves an individual who owned/operated a small industrial cleaning business. The individual and his company were hired by a large company to provide cleaning services to some of its facilities involved in the productio …

Warehouse Worker is Injured in Preventable Fall SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Warehouse Worker is Injured in Preventable Fall

This case takes place in Texas and involves an employee of a national auto parts distributor who was injured in the warehouse. He was instructed to retrieve a box of heavy components that was high up on a shelf in the warehouse. The employee proceeded to c …

Psychologist Develops Inappropriate Relationship With Patient SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Psychologist Develops Inappropriate Relationship With Patient

This case takes place in New Mexico and involves a young man with a history of depression, psychological issues, social anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The patient had attempted suicide via hanging after having abruptly quit his job, resulting in his admis …

Incorrect Diagnosis Results in Heart Failure SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Incorrect Diagnosis Results in Heart Failure

This cardiology ultrasound case takes place in Texas and involves a child who died after complications. The child had an ultrasound that showed a thickening of the left side of his heart. The child was admitted to the hospital, at which time he was note …

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash

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 and while concentrating on maneuvering, struck a radar tower that hade been recently built  …

Patient Suffers Brain Damage While on Anesthesia SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Patient Suffers Brain Damage While on Anesthesia

This case takes place in Texas and involves a female patient who was scheduled for gallbladder surgery. The patient was ventilated via a breathing mask, however as the surgery got underway it was noticed that the patient’s blood oxygen levels had began to  …

Falling Merchandise Causes Permanent Injuries SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Falling Merchandise Causes Permanent Injuries

This case takes place in Texas and involves a woman who was shopping at a grocery store and was severely injured by a falling display of  boxes. The stack of boxes was located on a pallet, and not properly stacked or secured on a shelf. When the woman re …