INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESSES

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess INFECTIOUS DISEASE Expert Case

Patient Develops Sepsis From Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess

This case involves an elderly woman with 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 medicatio …

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

This case involves a middle-aged woman 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, and was dia …

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 …