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Ambulance Accident Causes Transported Patient To Suffer Additional Injuries MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 46-year-old man who suffered severe injuries while being transported by EMS. The ambulance was traveling at 65 mph and made a sharp right turn and overturned. The patient who was on the stretcher was thrown against the ambulance wall.  …

Building Owners Allegedly Conceal Lead Paint Hazard From Tenants MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves an apartment building that was discovered to have dangerous levels of lead paint. An investigation was launched following complaints from more than 20 apartment tenants, most of whom had been living in the building for several years, who …

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke MEDICAL Expert Case

Negligent Surgical Error Allegedly Results in Stroke

This case involves a 62-year-old man who was diagnosed with a benign growth at the base of his skull. The patient underwent a neck dissection with resection of the tumor by an ENT. The ENT had originally intended to schedule a vascular surgeon to assis …

Carpenter Suffers Permanent Injuries After Doctors Fail to Re-Attach Fingers MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 37-year-old female carpenter who suffered a severe hand injury. The carpenter was using a table saw in her studio to cut wood for a set of dining room furniture. While using the saw, she severed her index and middle finger. She presen …

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury MEDICAL Expert Case

Allegedly Negligent Colonoscopy Causes Spleen Injury

This case involves a 58- year-old-man who underwent an elective colonoscopy in an outpatient facility. He was discharged home shortly after the procedure. While at home, he began to feel very ill and fainted in his kitchen. He was brought to the emerge …

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury MEDICAL Expert Case

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury

This case involves an 8-year-old female who initially presented to her pediatrician after injuring her knee on the school playground. The patient experienced persistent pain and intermittent fevers following the injury, and she was sent for imaging and blo …

Dermatologist Fails To Diagnose Skin Cancer In Symptomatic Patient MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 52-year-old woman who was treated annually by a dermatologist for lesions. Her dermatologist assessed the lesions on her neck as actinic, and she was treated with liquid nitrogen. Several months later, the lesion on the patient’s  …

Elderly Man Sustains Injuries From Power Wheelchair MEDICAL Expert Case

Elderly Man Sustains Injuries From Power Wheelchair

This case involves an elderly man in a long-term care facility who was injured while in his power wheelchair. He had been prescribed a power wheelchair by his primary care doctor because his mobility had become very limited. He had just received the ch …

Alcohol Withdrawal Patient Is Taken Off ICU Ventilator Prematurely MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 45-year-old female patient with a history of alcohol abuse who presented to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain. She was admitted for management of alcohol withdrawal. During the course of her admission, the patient was  …