MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Evaluates Post-Hip Replacement Foot Drop MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who underwent a total hip replacement in order to repair a serious injury to her right hip. Post-operatively, the patient developed foot drop which was not present prior to the operation. She also complained of a burning …

Infectious Disease Expert Opines On Deep Joint Infection MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Infectious Disease Expert Opines On Deep Joint Infection

Background: Thomas Pipitone and his wife, Bonnie, brought suit against Biomatrix, Inc. (“Biomatrix”), alleging that a product that Biomatrix manufactured, known as Synvisc, caused Mr. Pipitone to develop a salmonella infection in his knee after a physicia …

Metal Hip Implant Suffers Catastrophic Failure MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Metal Hip Implant Suffers Catastrophic Failure

…  Pinnacle ceramic left hip replacement, at which time the device, which was manufactured by a leading orthopedic implant producer, was …

Patient is Injured by Negligent Port Implantation MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Patient is Injured by Negligent Port Implantation

…  with a rare blood disease, for which he was receiving medical treatment. A port was to be placed to help administer the needed drugs. …

Woman Claims Hip Replacement Deposited Metals, Forced Revision Surgery MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Plaintiff based in Utah underwent two total hip replacements with metal-on-metal hips, over the course of seven months. Three years later, cobalt and chromium was detected in her blood system, and fluid consistent with metallosis was located in the vicinit …

Patient Contracts Hepatitis C After Receiving Epidural Injection MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-eight-year-old female who recently contracted hepatitis C after she was being treated at a pain management center with epidural injections. A nurse anesthetist admitted to health officials that he reused needles and syringes to  …

Patient’s Left Femoral Artery Perforated During Cardiac Catheterization Procedure MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

…  case involves a 45-year-old male with no significant past medical history who presented to the hospital complaining of rectal bleeding …  vasopressor support. A percutaneous external heart assist device was unsuccessfully advanced through the left femoral artery, into the …