Patient Suffers Ineffective Mitral Valve Valvuloplasty

Cody Porcoro

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on October 31, 2017

A patient with a history of mitral valve valvuloplasty faced complications during a procedure to replace his mitral valve, causing him to allege that his doctors had wrongfully recommended him for the operation. After undergoing an elective laparoscopic mitral valve replacement, the patient’s aorta ruptured, placing him in critical abdominal trauma. An expert in valve surgeries was asked to opine as to whether or not the patient was a good candidate for the surgery and whether or not the surgeon was negligent while performing the procedure.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Do you routinely perform mitral valve surgery?

Expert Witness Response E-007335

Mitral valve surgery is a common case for me, and I have over 25 years of experience in a busy clinical practice with excellent clinical results and a well-established reputation within the cardiac surgical community.

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