ISCHEMIC STROKE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

ER Physicians Fail To Diagnose Stroke Following Facelift ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

This case involves a 51-year-old female patient who underwent a facelift. She was discharged from the outpatient surgical facility without issue. However, several hours after her operation, she began to experience neurological symptoms including weakne …

Stroke Patient Is Left Paralyzed After Negligent Misdiagnosis ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

…  her speech was coherent and as a result, she was given a stroke assessment score of 0. A stat CT was ordered for the patient which came …  The patient was diagnosed with a possible transient ischemic attack. No stoke alert was called for the patient and she was not …

Delayed MRI Allegedly Leads To Patient’s Rapid Neurological Decline ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

This case involves an 80-year-old male with a history of hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He had been off of the blood thinner Warfarin for several months when he presented to the emergency room with altered mental status. On initial  …

Post Operative Hemorrhage Leaves Patient In Permanent Vegetative State ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

This case involves a 28-year-old male patient with a history of drug-resistant epilepsy in the temporal lobe. The patient underwent a temporal lobectomy and amygdala hippocampectomy. During the procedure, a significant portion of the hippocampus was re …

Stroke Patient Pronounced Brain Dead Following Naloxone Treatment ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

This case involves a 56-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented with complaints of extremity and tongue numbness as well as slurred speech. Upon evaluation, it was noted that the patient had signs of left facial droop. A CT scan wa …

Suspected Stroke Patient Receives Delayed Artery Dissection Treatment ISCHEMIC STROKE Expert Case

…  her extremities. The emergency room physician called a stroke code and a head CT was performed which came back negative. A neurologist …  and she ordered an MRI which also came back negative. The stroke code was then called off due to the negative imaging studies. The …