INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESSES

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Pediatric Medicine Experts Discuss Misdiagnosis of Bacterial Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

The case involves a five year old child who developed flu-like symptoms. He presented to the hospital with fever, dehydration, and lethargy. The child’s parents were originally concerned with the frequency of the child’s vomiting so they brought the child  …

Doctor Elects Not To Give HSV-Positive Patient Antiviral Medication INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a young woman who presented to the ER with new-onset seizures. The patient suffered a stroke within a few hours of hospitalization and was treated for alcohol withdrawal seizures. While the young woman was in the hospital, there was  …

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Delayed Treatment of Osteomyelitis INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a teenage female patient who suffered a fracture of her left leg. She underwent a surgical procedure to stabilize the bone and was discharged. She returned to the hospital after experiencing increased pain. A wound culture was done at th …

Patient Develops Sepsis Due to Allegedly Negligent Treatment of Diabetic Ulcer INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient with a past medical history of diabetes who presented to a podiatrist with an open callous on the bottom of her right foot. The doctor trimmed off the loose skin and noted signs of infection. The doctor put the pati …

Cancer Patient is Killed by Latent Viral Infection During Treatment INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

…  case involves an elderly woman with history of a viral disease of her liver who was undergoing treatment for advanced cancer. She was …  oncologist, who was aware of her history of viral liver disease, ordered a liver function test. The oncologist decided to just monitor …

Patient is Killed by Undetected Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in his twenties who presented to the ER with pain in his right hip that had gotten progressively worse over the course of a week. Upon admission, he was found to have a severely elevated temperature, and had reportedly bee …

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 …