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High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

High Risk Patient Dies After Undergoing General Anesthesia

This case involves a male patient in Missouri, who presented to the hospital with complaints of chronic coughing, congestion, fever, chills, weakness and dizziness. His medical history shows that he suffered from a number of chronic medical conditions, mos …

Sleep Apnea Patient Suffers Stroke Following Neck Surgery ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a patient in Illinois who suffered complications following neck surgery. A few days before the incident in question, she received an injury to her cervical spine and as a result underwent surgery. The first night following her cervical s …

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Post-surgical Foot Drop

This case involves an elderly woman in Georgia who was referred to a neurosurgeon for removal of a herniated disk. After the procedure, which was completed without incident, the patient noted that her foot was numb. The patient continued to experience ongo …

Patient Suffers Delayed Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in Hawaii who was prompted to seek medical attention for severe and sudden back pain. He indicated to the internist who saw him that the pain began in his lower spine and was radiating down the back of his left leg. The p …

Patient is Killed From Depressed Respiratory Function Following Surgery ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a patient in Arizona who underwent a surgical procedure to remove part of his colon. A preoperative workup including a pulmonary and critical care consultation was conducted by the defendant pulmonologist. The consultation revealed that  …

Anesthesiology Expert Discusses Fatal Lapses in Pre-Operative Clearance Exam ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his late 50s who had a tonsillectomy for recurrent sinus infections. Prior to surgery, he underwent a pre-op clearance exam by from his primary care provider, where an abnormality on EKG suggestive of ischemia was disco …