MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Develops Paralysis Following Brain Surgery MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Patient Develops Paralysis Following Brain Surgery

This case involves a 62-year-old female patient who developed left-side paralysis following a thalamotomy. She underwent a gamma knife thalamotomy for a longstanding essential tremor. The patient later developed left-side paralysis and was unresponsive …

Patient Is Left On Permanent Oxygen Following Delayed Infection Diagnosis MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman who was diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis. The patient went back to her pulmonologist for a followup appointment after completing the medication treatment and was told by her pulmonologist that she was recovere …

Infant Develops Blood Clotting Disorder Following Circumcision MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a male infant with no family history of hemophilia whose parents elected to have him circumcised. Following the circumcision, the infant continued to bleed from his circumcision and heel stick sites. The infant’s parents brought this to  …

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve

This case involves a 49-year-old male patient with a history of a previous herniated disc who suffered another herniated disc after heavy weight lifting in the gym. The patient initially underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Two weeks after …

Negligent Emergency Room Triage Leads To Fatality Due To Stroke MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 68-year-old male patient with a history of heart problems who arrived at the emergency department with symptoms of a stroke. At the time of admission, the patient was 2 hours into the 5-hour window treatment from his last known normal. …

Negligent Radiology Technician Burns Child During MRI MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Negligent Radiology Technician Burns Child During MRI

This case involves an 8-year-old boy with a history of seizures who presented to the hospital for a brain MRI. During the MRI, the patient felt heat on his head and informed the technician. As it began to burn more, the child cried out for the technician t …

Patient Develops Fatal Infection Following Skin Graft MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Patient Develops Fatal Infection Following Skin Graft

This case involves a 45-year-old male patient who developed actinic keratosis on his shoulder blade after prolonged sun exposure.  The patient’s dermatologist elected to treat the patient with cryotherapy. After the patient’s actinic keratosis was removed …