DRUG EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infective endocarditis complications result in patient’s death DRUG Expert Case

This case involves a previously healthy thirty-year-old female patient who presented to a medical clinic with complaints of a three day history of nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, myalgia, headaches and other flu-like symptoms. The clinic performed a chest …

Misdiagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis by Emergency Medicine Physician DRUG Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-one-year-old male who entered an emergency room complaining of leg cramps and swelling in his upper thigh. He has been highly active throughout his life, playing basketball and tennis on a weekly basis. His medical history provid …

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Kills Young Boy DRUG Expert Case

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Kills Young Boy

This case involves a ten-year-old male patient, who originally presented to his primary care physician with generalized malaise and symptoms that would generally point towards an infectious etiology. The primary care physician took a limited history on the …

Pharmaceutical Expert Witness Opines on Methotrexate Toxicity DRUG Expert Case

Pharmaceutical Expert Witness Opines on Methotrexate Toxicity

…  methotrexate (MTX) by the pharmacy, an immunosuppressive drug used to treat various diseases. Its mechanism of action is to interfere …  growth. The physician must closely monitor the use of this drug in their patients. Throughout the course of his treatment, the patient was …

Topamax Allegedly Causes Cleft Palate in Newborn DRUG Expert Case

Topamax Allegedly Causes Cleft Palate in Newborn

…  case involves a defective drug. The plaintiff was a thirty-seven-year-old female who suffered from …  the plaintiff was not warned by her doctor, or the drug‘s labeling, regarding any risks of taking Topamax when …

Emergency Medicine Physician Neglects to Call Psychiatry Consult DRUG Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old male patient, with a significant medical history of mental issues, including paranoid schizophrenia. He was brought to the ER by the police after a delusional episode and was treated with a number of psychotropic m …