INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Goes Into Renal Failure After Suffering Dog Bite INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

Patient Goes Into Renal Failure After Suffering Dog Bite

…  by a police dog. The woman was bitten in her left leg and was left with open wounds and a fractured ankle. Several weeks later, she developed osteomyelitis in her …

Patient Develops Testicle Infection Following Botched Vasectomy INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  The physician instructed the patient to apply pressure and reassured him there was no cause for alarm. Within the hour, the patient called the doctor back complaining of heavy bleeding and noted that no matter how much pressure was placed, the bleeding persisted. …

Child Suffers Seizures After Physicians Fail To Diagnose Encephalitis INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  reached 105 degrees. The patient was given a chest X-ray and urine screening, both of which were normal. The patient was then discharged …  given instructions to administer additional acetaminophen and to follow up with the child’s pediatrician if his condition did not …

Nursing Home Staff Fails To Properly Clean Patient With Persistent Incontinence INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  suffered from fecal incontinence due to the C-Difficile and was not cleaned appropriately by staff. In particular, the patient suffered …  buttocks area. The patient suffered deteriorating health and mental status until for almost 2 months before being removed from the …

Patient Develops Vegetation On Heart Following Delayed Treatment For Infection INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  his primary care physician with symptoms of chest and arm pain. Over the course of the next 3 months, the patient’s symptoms …  cough, congestion, chills. She sought medical attention and was discharged with suspicion of bronchitis and antibiotics. The following …

Septic Failure In Apartment Building Leads To Toxic Mold Conditions INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  who refused to pay rent because of lack of maintenance and upkeep on part of the management company. There were several separate …  which septic failure occurred allowing waste to overflow and cause mold. The family had since developed a host of medical conditions …  was a causal link between household mold and the specific diseases the plaintiff’s developed while exposed to the toxic …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection From Untreated Bedsore

…  She was diagnosed with pneumonia, taken to the ICU, and intubated. For the remainder of her time at the hospital, she was given …  assistance through a ventilator as well as antibiotics and intravenous fluids. The patient was then transferred to a different …

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Causes Developmental Complications For Infant INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE Expert Case

…  who was presented to her regular pediatrician with fever and vomiting. The pediatrician advised it was a viral infection and that the parents should let the infection run its course. After several …