SOUTHWEST EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Unsafe Hatch on Container Ship Causes Serious Injuries SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Unsafe Hatch on Container Ship Causes Serious Injuries

This boating safety case takes place in Texas and involves a man who was severely injured after falling through a trap door while aboard an ocean container ship. The man was working as a machinist in the shipping industry, which was en rout to the United …

Driver is Killed by Road Debris SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Driver is Killed by Road Debris

This case takes place in Texas and involves a fatal accident on a highway. The plaintiff was driving a Ford Focus during his daily commute to work when he pulled in behind a large truck with an open bed, which contained a large quantity of scrap metal. At  …

Heparin Causes Double Amputation SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Heparin Causes Double Amputation

This case takes place in Arizona and involves a female patient who underwent a minor surgical procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient had been receiving anti-coagulation therapy. The patient was switched to Heparin for the procedure. Some time afte …

Patient Suffers Severe PTSD After Surgical Error SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Patient Suffers Severe PTSD After Surgical Error

This case takes place in New Mexico and involves a male patient who underwent surgery to repair a penile deformity. The patient was discharged the day after the surgery with no instructions on wound care. A follow-up appointment was scheduled, however the …

Oil Extraction Operation Contaminates Adjacent Property SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Oil Extraction Operation Contaminates Adjacent Property

This case takes place in Texas and involves an oil and petroleum extraction operation that allegedly caused contamination to the ocean, soil and groundwater. The plaintiff owned property that was located near oil wells that were a part of the defendant’s …

Real estate expert witness discusses mold risk from wet-application insulation SOUTHWEST Expert Case

Real estate expert witness discusses mold risk from wet-application insulation that should have been disclosed to home buyers. This case seeks a class action on behalf of all individuals and consumers who purchased new homes in 2003 that contained wet-blow …

Bariatric surgery expert witness discusses fatal small bowel obstruction SOUTHWEST Expert Case

A bariatric surgery expert witness opines on a case where a patient died as a result of small bowel obstruction following initial discharge after conservative management. This case involves a thirty-eight-year-old female patient who presented to the ER com …