INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESSES

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Inappropriate Sepsis Treatment Leads to Multiple Amputations INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a teenage boy who was admitted to the emergency room after several days of worsening pulmonary symptoms including cough, bloody phlegm, and fever. During admission, he was also found to be suffering from rapid heartbeat and blood test re …

Epidemiology Experts Discusses Viral Infection From Unsanitary Housing Project INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male who was a resident of a high rise urban housing project in Arkansas who contracted a rare viral infection shortly after moving in. When the man first moved in to the building, he noticed a number of rodent droppings in …

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess

This case involves an elderly woman in Mainewith a past medical history of lumbar surgery, who presented to the emergency room with complaints of extreme pain. While the patient was in the emergency room she was given a number of painkillers, however the m …

Patient Suffers Deep Tissue Infection Following Routine Cardiac Procedure INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman in Nebraska with an artificial right hip that had been installed one year before the events of the incident in question. The woman first presented to the hospital with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath, …

Improperly Administered IV Causes Significant Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Iowa 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 ro …

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 and child care facility held on a local university campus in Mississippi. At the time of the incident, the child was attending the camp every weekday for six hours a day. At some poi …

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

This case involves a young male patient in Ohio 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 s …

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 …