INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESSES

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Improperly Administered IV Causes Significant Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who presented to the emergency room for atrial fibrillation as well as a suspected heart attack. The patient underwent treatment with the placement of a coronary stent, and was placed in a hospital room to rec …

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses E. Coli Transmission at Summer Camp INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a preteen individual who attended a daily summer camp held on a local university campus. At the time of the incident, the child was attending the camp every weekday for six hours a day. At some point during the summer, a doctor in the a …

Neurology Expert Discusses Fatal Delay in Meningitis Diagnosis INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a young male patient who presented to the emergency room with complaints of back pain that had lasted several days. After a brief physical evaluation, the patient was prescribed a muscle relaxant and discharged without any lab studies or …

Flu Victim Undergoes Double Amputation After Vasopressor Treatment INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who presented to a walk-in clinic complaining of respiratory symptoms that were diagnosed as bronchitis. He was given azithromycin as well as cough syrup and sent home without instructions for additional follow up. Less th …

Pediatrics Experts Opine on Lack of Treatment for Fatal Pneumonia INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old male patient who had a medical history significant for asthma. During a routine physical exam administered by his primary care physician, he was diagnosed with a sore throat and given a Z-pack. Several days later, the pati …

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …

Infectious Disease Experts Discuss Misdiagnosed Lung Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who underwent a routine chest x-ray that revealed an area of density in his lung. Subsequently, a cat scan was performed, which revealed a concerning lesion that doctors recommended be tested for malignancy. Th …

Patient Develops Life-Threatening Pneumonia After Endoscopy INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who presented to the hospital complaining of difficulty swallowing which had persisted for several hours before he arrived. According to the patient, he had been at a business dinner with several clients when a piece o …