Critical Care Medicine (ICU)

Critical Care Medicine (ICU) Expert Witness

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, also known as Intensive Care Medicine, is a medical subspecialty dealing with day-to-day management of critically ill patients such as those in a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients requiring a Critical Care specialist typically include those with extreme illnesses such as unstable blood pressure, respiratory failure requiring ventilator management, renal failure, multiple system organ failure, sepsis, or cardiac arrhythmias. Non-critically ill patients may be admitted to the ICU when they require intensive monitoring and serial examinations. This typically occurs following major surgery or during an illness that has the potential of becoming catastrophic. Critical Care specialists perform all aspects of Critical Care, including endotracheal intubation and placement of intravenous central lines.

Although litigation in Critical Care Medicine is infrequent, allegations may arise involving improper treatment, procedural complications, or delayed diagnosis. More commonly, Critical Care specialists are called upon as experts on causation in order to discuss issues involving the management of critically ill patients.

Although litigation in Critical Care Medicine is infrequent, allegations may arise involving improper treatment, procedural complications, or delayed diagnosis. More commonly, Critical Care specialists are called upon as experts on causation in order to discuss issues involving the management of critically ill patients.

Critical Care Medicine Case Matter

Elite Medical Experts is experienced in all facets of Critical Care litigation and consultation, including:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Ventilator management
  • Dialysis
  • Complex infections
    • Septic shock
    • Pneumonia
    • MRSA
    • Meningitis
    • Urosepsis
    • SIRS (Systemic Immune Response Syndrome)
  • Renal Failure
  • Stroke
  • Intentional or accidental drug overdose
  • Cerebral anoxia
  • Massive pulmonary embolism
  • Head trauma
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
    • ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)
    • Severe anemia
    • Disseminated Intravascular coagulation (DIC)
  • Diabetes
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
    • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)
  • Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (Multisystem Organ Failure, or MSOF)
  • Central lines
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Foley catheterization

Due to the broad and complex issues involved in Critical Care Medicine, an experienced Board-Certified Critical Care specialist from a top university medical center will be an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected CRITICAL CARE EXPERT WITNESS who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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