Over the past several years, Dr. N occasionally had been asked to serve as an expert in medical malpractice cases.
A urologist and others present during the procedure testified that everything was done properly and nothing untoward occurred.
A pathologist was unable to determine if a bladder tumor was muscle invasive because biopsy samples did not include muscle tissue.
The son of a decreased man testified that he was the healthcare proxy for the patient, and that his father had a living will stating he wanted resuscitation measures in case he needed them.
Dr. B should have documented that the patient was offered—and had declined— many standard primary care services.
A urologist did not communicate a patient's abnormal PSA test result because the patient switched to another urologist.
A nurse in the cardiology department of a large hospital saw nothing wrong with accessing the medical records of family members.
The patient never should have been cleared for penile implant surgery, attorney argues.
Who is to blame when a patient suffers a fatal adverse reaction to a diagnostic test—the urologist who ordered it or the radiologist who carried it out?
Dr. E was very pleased with his business. He called it "business" rather than "practice" because that's how the 52-year-old urologist viewed it.
Dr. B, 57, was a urologist with a busy private practice. One of his patients was Mr. O, 69, who had an abnormal PSA result.
Is honesty always the best policy? That is the question that a urologist had to grapple with in this case.
Dr. L, 52, walked out of the operating room after performing a radical prostatectomy on a 73-year old patient, Mr. E. All had gone well. He fully expected the patient to make a swift recovery. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
After a negative prostate biopsy, the doctor did not regularly conduct follow-up PSA testing. The patient eventually died from prostate cancer.
Dr. M, 59, was an experienced urologist with a busy private practice. He had been in the field for close to 30 years and was well known and respected in the community. His office was staffed by several nurses, some of whom had been working there for decades.