Malfunctioning Transformer Causes Severe Electric Shock


This case involves an adolescent who was playing soccer with her brother when she suffered an electric shock by a transformer box. She was immediately taken to the hospital where she was treated for third degree burns and an injury from falling after the electrocution. Although she recovered from her injuries, two years after the electrocution, she began to suffer from depression and anxiety.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Can you opine on the long-term sequelae of electric shock?

Expert Witness Response E-012625

I have managed patients with electrocution, and am familiar with the short and long term consequences. I have managed these patients in the ER, ICU, and clinic. I have lectured extensively on neurological emergencies, including electrocution.

Expert Witness Response E-046545

I received my Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and have a PhD. I am a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the a major state university. I conduct research into symptomatology and nature of electrical injury, current pathway in electrical contact and Diffuse Electrical Injury (DEI). I have over 3 decades of experience working with Electrical Injuries including injury involving electric shock.

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