ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Prescription Administered Despite Documented Drug Allergy ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Expert Case

…  Percocet for pain, despite clear documentation of an allergy to the medication on her preoperative medical clearance note. Before …  specifically asked the patient if she had any allergies and she verbally confirmed that it was on her chart. A few months prior, the …

Allergic Reaction to Medication Goes Unnoticed ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Expert Case

Allergic Reaction to Medication Goes Unnoticed

…  during a rehab session, the patient complained of nausea and dizziness. The nurse administered Phenergan via an IV line and a few minutes later the patient experienced a severe spasm reaction. Nurses …

Vancomycin Allergy Causes Severe Anaphylactic Response ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Expert Case

Vancomycin Allergy Causes Severe Anaphylactic Response

…  showed that the infection may have spread to the bone and osteomyelitis was a possible diagnosis. The patient was started on vancomycin and had a PICC line placed for the administration of the medication. Soon after …

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Expert Case

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure

…  The patient immediately experienced an allergic reaction and went into shock. She experienced a grand mal seizure on the way to the hospital and a cardiac workup showed stress …

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Linked to Vancomycin Therapy ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Expert Case

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Linked to Vancomycin Therapy

…  patient was admitted to the nursing home from the hospital and started on vicodin, vancomycin, prednisone, and lovenox.  The next day the patient developed a rash on her lower back and …