Digital Forensics and Medical Malpractice Cases
Evidence related to Medical Malpractice is increasingly digital, and failure to consider this Electronically Stored Information (ESI) can compromise your case. Is the smoking gun evidence in your Med-Mal case digitally stored? Chances are, it is. Consider these additional scenarios.
A patient under treatment for severe depression commits suicide. Text messages from the patient’s cell phone during his final hours seem to speak to his state of mind, as he struggles with a confusing array of prescribed medicines. Could these text messages help prove a case against the prescribing physician, as the next of kin claim the patient received a botched treatment?
Altered Electronically Stored Medical Records
A patient dies suddenly from a dangerous drug interaction. Causation points to a doctor who failed to observe the warnings in the patient’s electronic records. The doctor deleted evidence from his iPad to cover his tracks, but computer forensics investigators recovered the deleted evidence.
Child Fatality and Medical Devices
A six-year-old child who has Type 1 Diabetes dies in her sleep. A mobile glucose monitoring device designed to sound an alarm if the patient’s glucose levels fall to certain levels fails to send the potentially life-saving text message to her sleeping parents. Death by natural causes – or a faulty device? Digital forensics can answer this question and help identify medical malpractice.
At 4Discovery, we have worked on projects of all sizes, from imaging and analyzing one phone to imaging and analyzing hundreds of devices across five continents. Some of our projects are highly confidential, and others have appeared on CNN. Our client roster includes government organizations, companies, and law firms of every size, and forensic and eDiscovery vendors. Please take a look at some of the successful projects in Our Work.