BIOMECHANICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Fails, Begins To Spin in Socket BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who underwent a hip replacement surgery at a hospital in the states of Louisiana. She was seen urgently by an orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist eight years later, due to sudden onset pain in the operative hip. …

Aviation expert witness opines on fatal helicopter crash BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

 Expert witnesses who specialize in aerospace, aviation safety, and aviation appraisal discuss a fatal helicopter crash that killed two people and injured 3 others. This case takes place in Oklahoma, where a helicopter that had previously underwent brazin …

Stryker Orthopedics Hip Replacement Device Poisons Patient BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Stryker Orthopedics Hip Replacement Device Poisons Patient

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old male who underwent a right total hip arthroplasty.  The patient subsequently leached cobalt out of the Stryker Trident ceramic replacement device, causing toxic levels to enter the bloodstream. The resultant cobalt …

Allegedly Defective Hip Implant Causes Metallosis in Patient BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This case involves an alleged defective hip implant. The plaintiff was a seventy-three-year-old female who experienced significant pain while walking. She consulted with her primary physician, who referred her to an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon determin …

Orthopedic Surgeon Installs Hip Implant That Requires Revision BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-two-year-old patient who sustained a sub-capital right hip fracture following a slip and fall. She was immediately taken to the local trauma center and underwent hip surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. The physician performed a bip …

Orthopedic Surgeon Fails to Diagnose Vascular Injury After Hip Surgery BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old male patient who underwent a total hip replacement procedure. The patient sustained a vascular injury that went unnoticed in the seventy-two-hour, postoperative period. The medical note referenced an acute blood lo …

Car Accident Leads to Inquiry Regarding Airbag Deployment BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Car Accident Leads to Inquiry Regarding Airbag Deployment

This case involves a car accident in which the plaintiff, a forty-three-year-old male, was driving a used, luxury station wagon. While on the road, he was hit by another car on the driver’s side, between the left front wheel and the b-pillar. The car’s sid …

Construction Accident: Deck Collapses and Worker Falls 30 Feet BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This case involves a residential construction accident in which the plaintiff, a thirty-four-year-old male, was hired to perform repairs on a deck. While removing boards from the deck’s floor, the deck collapsed. The plaintiff fell over thirty feet and sus …

Accident on Toll Road Leads to Injury BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Accident on Toll Road Leads to Injury

 This case involves an accident on a toll road. The plaintiff was driving through New Jersey, and prepared to cross the George Washington Bridge. As she was driving, she went into the E-ZPass lane, which uses a device to electronically pay the toll while  …