2019 AMI Online Salon

Factors that can explain perforation in stomach of a paraesophageal hernia repair patient post surgery

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Zina Deretsky
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Address: Oakland, CA
  • Client: SZS
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: PPT slide in court
  • Primary Audience: Jury

Project Description

This was the fifth in a series of five PowerPoint slides created for the defense of a doctor who carried out a paraesophageal hernia repair. The plaintiff argued that the doctor caused perforation in the patient’s stomach during the surgery. However the patient did not start showing symptoms of perforation until the eleventh day after surgery. This board takes the jury through the four mechanisms that could have led to a perforation naturally, initiating symptoms later than would be expected from a cut during surgery.