FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Neurosurgical Error Allegedly Causes Athlete To Develop Cauda Equina Syndrome FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  cauda equina syndrome after undergoing a microdiscectomy. The patient suffered a large paracentral herniated disk while on …  She had no loss of bowels or saddle anesthesia prior to the surgery. The neurosurgeon performed the operation initially utilizing the METRx surgery system. The neurosurgeon then switched to an open procedure after discovering spinal fluid leaking from a tear made …

Misdiagnosed Patient Receives Unnecessary Bipolar Medication Treatment For 6 Years FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  less than 10 minutes at a time. The nurse practitioner diagnosed the patient with bipolar disorder, along with a variety of other …  mental health center. The patient was eventually referred to another psychiatrist who informed him that he had been misdiagnosed with …

Dermatologist Fails To Conduct Biopsy For Patient With Melanoma Symptoms FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  a 52-year-old female patient who regularly saw a dermatologist. The defendant dermatologist noted an abnormal finding on the patient’s cheek. Although the …  finding. The area was biopsied and the patient was diagnosed with advanced stage melanoma. A dermatologist with expertise in skin …

Child Suffers Seizures After Physicians Fail To Diagnose Encephalitis FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  case involves a 9-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room with reports of ongoing fever. His temperature on admission was 103 degrees. An acetaminophen protocol was administered several hours after admission, at which point the …  The pediatric emergency medicine staff were unable to diagnose the origin of the fever before the patient suffered an additional …

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Causes Patient To Lose Ability To Walk FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  case involves a 59-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital with blood in her urine. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound …  care physician with complaints of back pain. She was diagnosed with a herniated disc and given painkillers. One week after beginning …

Patient Misdiagnosed With Cancer Undergoes Unnecessary Kidney Removal FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  case involves a 39-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with a renal mass during work-up for presumed appendicitis in the …  with a urologist scheduled for the next day. The urologist told the patient that the mass on the imaging was consistent with malignancy …

Physician Fails To Diagnose Early Heart Attack In Symptomatic Patient FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  case involves a 52-year-old female patient with a history of high cholesterol and anxiety who presented with complaints of severe …  for early heart attack. The defendant physician diagnosed the patient with a muscle spasm, gave her a prescription for muscle …

Doctors Fail to Discontinue Causative Agent in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Patient FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE Expert Case

…  purchased generic acetaminophen from her pharmacy in order to treat minor aches and pains from a minor automotive accident that had occurred some weeks prior. She continued to take …  medical center where she was immediately diagnosed with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, or TEN. The patient languished in …