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Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality CBC Expert Case

Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality

This case involves a fifty-nine year old man with a history of COPD who was admitted to the hospital for an episode of shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient’s respiratory exacerbation was stabilized over a seven-day hospital stay, but the day bef …

Pediatric Patient Suffers Fatal Infection After Orthopedic Surgery CBC Expert Case

This case involves a pediatric patient who had surgery for a chronic back condition. After the surgery, it was noted that the patient’s abdomen was distended, and that he was having trouble tolerating feeding. The patient developed a high fever and blood …

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Acute Leukemia CBC Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Acute Leukemia

This case takes place in New York and involves a female patient with a past medical history of hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. The Plaintiff initially presented to the hospital complaining of diarrhea and vomiting along with a chronic cough. S …

Lack of Monitoring Results in Permanent Cardiac Injury CBC Expert Case

Lack of Monitoring Results in Permanent Cardiac Injury

In this case, the plaintiff from Minnesota drove himself to the ER with complaints of pain brought on by physical activity. The emergency room doctor had administered a test which was indicative of insufficient blood flow to the heart. The treating phy …

ER Doctor Fails to Recognize Patient’s Risk for Cancer CBC Expert Case

The case takes place in Minnesota and involves a male patient who presented to the ER with abdominal pain. He underwent a CT scan and was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. The treating physician allegedly did not mention the possibility of cancer durin …

Emergency Room Misdiagnoses Patient With Chest Pain CBC Expert Case

Emergency Room Misdiagnoses Patient With Chest Pain

This case involves a middle aged female with no past medical history. She was taken by EHS to an Emergency Room in the state of Nevada, with chest pain/chest burning, diaphoresis, and shortness of breath after riding her bike to work. These symptoms persi …

Patient Dies From Shock Due to Missed Intestinal Bleed CBC Expert Case

Patient Dies From Shock Due to Missed Intestinal Bleed

This case involves a thirty-seven-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with complaints of severe upper-right quadrant pain, vomiting, and dark blood in her stool. A week prior to her admission, the patient had an abdominal ultrasound at he …

Mismanagement of Elective Cholecystectomy Causes Severe Electrolyte Imbalance CBC Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital for elective cholecystectomy. The patient was admitted to the hospital for almost a week to rule out the possibility of gall bladder carcinoma and was kept NPO for 7 days. Lab wo …