BIOMECHANICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

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  …

Total Hip Replacement Requires Revision After Six Months BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

This kinesiology case involves a male patient who underwent a ceramic total hip replacement surgery due to degenerative arthritis and chronic hip pain. The patient complained of constant pain at approximately six weeks after the surgery, which was isolate …

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident

This case involves an automobile that unintentionally accelerated, causing the vehicle to strike a tree and injure the driver, causing the driver to sue the car dealership and manufacturer under state-defined Lemon Laws. The plaintiff, a forty-three-year-o …

Delayed Diagnosis of Hip Fracture Causes Avascular Necrosis BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Delayed Diagnosis of Hip Fracture Causes Avascular Necrosis

This case involves the failure to diagnose a hip fracture in a 49-year-old female who had recently started running and acutely developed severe groin pain. The patient was seen only by a physician assistant who performed a basic physical exam and did not o …

Tractor-Trailer Merges Into Lane Causing Accident BIOMECHANICAL Expert Case

Tractor-Trailer Merges Into Lane Causing Accident

This case involves an accident between a car and a larger commercial vehicle. The plaintiff, whose vehicle was traveling in a lane of one highway, encountered a tractor-trailer that was driving in a lane of another highway and was merging into a third road …