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Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure

This case involves a child who presented to a pediatric dentist for a cavity filling. Before the start of the procedure, the child was placed under general anesthesia. After he was anesthetized, the dentist told the child’s parents that he needed to s …

Correctional Physician Fails To Diagnose Brain Abscess In Symptomatic Inmate MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an incarcerated woman who presented with complaints of headaches. She was seen by a correctional physician who diagnosed her with a chronic pain disorder. Within a few weeks, the patient was complaining of severe headaches. She was s …

Podiatrist Fails To Diagnose Postoperative Bone Infection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Podiatrist Fails To Diagnose Postoperative Bone Infection

This case involves a young professional athlete who developed a bony projection on his ankle. The treating podiatrist attempted to remove the projection through minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. During the surgery, however, the treating podiatrist c …

Excessive Radiation Treatment Causes Severe Burn Injury MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Excessive Radiation Treatment Causes Severe Burn Injury

This case involves a breast cancer patient who suffered severe burns after radiation treatment. The treating oncologist told the patient to keep an eye out for any abnormal skin reaction, particularly red patches or rash. The patient was informed that …

Patient Discharged From Hospital With Dislodged Feeding Tube MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who underwent placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. While the physician was awaiting confirmation that the PEG tube had been placed properly, the patient’s PEG tube became dislodged. The patie …

Sedentary Patient Develops Pressure Sores During Rehabilitation MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

 This case involves a woman who developed pressure sores following a surgical procedure. The patient was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility and was not found to have any pressure wounds at the time of admission. The patient was primarily se …

Chiropractic Manipulation Causes Stroke In Young Patient MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Chiropractic Manipulation Causes Stroke In Young Patient

…  case involves a 27-year-old female patient with a past medical history of hypertension. The patient presented to a chiropractor for …  An expert chiropractor was sought to review the medical records and opine on the standard of …

Patient Sustains Permanent Brain Damage After Tumor Resection MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy 40-year-old female who had a large noncancerous tumor removed from the membrane surrounding her brain. Pathology revealed higher than the normal cell proliferation, but the pathologist did not diagnose the lesio …