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Lipitor Prescription Allegedly Negligent INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

Lipitor Prescription Allegedly Negligent

The rapidly declining health of a male patient’s liver instigated a lawsuit against his physician for incorrectly prescribing the drug Lipitor. Also known as Atorvastatin, Lipitor was advertised to the patient as a statin-class drug with lipid-lowering p …

Depakote Manufacturer Sued over User’s Psychotic Episode INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

Depakote Manufacturer Sued over User’s Psychotic Episode

After experiencing a deadly psychotic episode, a patient prescribed both Haldol and Depakote by his psychiatrist filed a malpractice suit. Though he had never previously exhibited any mental health issues, his past history of psychotic episodes caused his  …

Internal Medicine Expert Discusses Delayed Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a 60-year-old female patient in Illinois who had a history of pancreatic cancer that had gone into remission some time before the incident in question. The patient presented to her general practice physician with complaints of generalize …

Internal Medicine Expert Opines on Severe Allergic Reaction to Sulfa Drug INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a severe reaction to a sulfa-based antibiotic which was prescribed for a urinary tract infection. The patient was a middle-aged male who had a well-documented allergy to sulfa drugs. He developed a urinary tract infection and was prescri …

Fatal Appendicitis Could Have Been Detected Earlier: Pediatric Surgery Expert INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a 4-month-old girl who presented to the ER with multiple symptoms, including a visibly distended abdomen. An ultrasound was performed, however it was noted that the testing did not visualize the appendix. Because of this, and the young  …

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Fatal Lung Disease INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Fatal Lung Disease

This case involves a male patient who presented to the emergency room complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. An EKG, chest x-ray, and other testing was done yielding normal results. After a short time, the patient was discharged from the hospit …

Patient Requires Amputation After Doctors Fail to Diagnose Aneurysm INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who reported to the hospital for a hernia evaluation, at which point doctors noted reduced renal function and elected to keep the patient in the hospital for an extended period of observation. The patient was monitored b …

Undiagnosed Sepsis Results in Multiple Amputations INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

Undiagnosed Sepsis Results in Multiple Amputations

This case involves a male patient who presented to an urgent care facility complaining of abdominal pain that had been persistent for several days. The patient was seen by a nurse in the walk-in clinic, who consulted with a physician who was not located  …

Elderly Patient Receives Negligent Care in Hospital INTERNAL MEDICINE Expert Case

Elderly Patient Receives Negligent Care in Hospital

This case takes place in New Jersey and involves an elderly  female patient who died after undergoing surgery for a stomach disorder. When the patient awoke after her surgery, she was given a combination of narcotic sedatives, and was found to be unresp …