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Patient Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Pain Management Procedure ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a history of persistent back and shoulder pain who went in for a lumbar facet rhizotomy. The patient had previously undergone several facet joint injections but was otherwise healthy. The patient was  …

Botched Steroid Injection Results in Permanent Injuries ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

Botched Steroid Injection Results in Permanent Injuries

This case involves a woman who consented to have a epidural steroid injection performed; however, the doctor instead performed an interlaminar epidural steroid injection. The doctor performed a procedure the man did not consent to and also negligently per …

Biopsy Procedure Causes Severe Injuries in Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient with a history of ankylosing spondylitis, who was found to have a small mass in his liver. The decision was made to biopsy the mass, and an anesthesiologist determined that general anesthesia would be used. However, when t …

Tumor Removal Complicates Pregnancy ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

Tumor Removal Complicates Pregnancy

…  over her doctors’ course of action needed an expert in anesthesiology to comment on whether the anaesthesia had been a contributing …

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Throat Injury From Mismanaged Intubation ANESTHESIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a young man who suffered an injury to his lower back in the course of his employment as a roofer. The man was advised to undergo lumbar decompression surgery as treatment, for which he would receive general anesthesia. When the patient w …

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 …