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Ambulance Accident Causes Transported Patient To Suffer Additional Injuries EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old man who suffered severe injuries while being transported by EMS. The ambulance was traveling at 65 mph and made a sharp right turn and overturned. The patient who was on the stretcher was thrown against the ambulance wall.  …

Patient Suffers Septic Shock Following Laboratory Clerical Error EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman with a history of poor circulation who was treated at a wound care clinic for lower extremity lymphedema and several leg wounds. She developed clear signs of infection along those wounds, including foul-smelling band …

Patient Found Pulseless After Allegedly Negligent Emergency Room Triage EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  a history of high blood pressure who was brought to the emergency room with unbearable chest and abdominal pain. The patient’s blood …  assistant decided to administer several labs in the emergency room triage. When the test results came back, the physician …

Suspected Stroke Patient Receives Delayed Artery Dissection Treatment EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

…  an overweight diabetic female patient who presented to the emergency room with aphasia and limited range of mobility. After being admitted, she was unable to move her extremities. The emergency room physician called a stroke code and a head CT was performed which …

Woman Requires Leg Amputation After Contracting Carbon Monoxide Poisoning EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a woman who required leg amputation after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The woman was renting a house with a poor heating system and no fireplace. In early March, the woman’s heating system stopped working entirely. Her land …

Patient Allegedly Develops Serious Skin Disorder Following Antibiotic Use EMERGENCY MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented with complaints of burning and pain with urination. The patient was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and prescribed antibiotics. After two days on the medication, the patient noted some sores on …