MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Spinal Stimulator Implantation Causes Incontinence MEDICAL Expert Case

Spinal Stimulator Implantation Causes Incontinence

This case involves a 51-year-old male who had a complicated surgical implantation of an electronic stimulator for the management of chronic pain in the right arm that was localized to the bicep, forearm, and fingers. The patient underwent several rounds of …

Wrong Diagnosis Leads to Unnecessary Surgery MEDICAL Expert Case

Wrong Diagnosis Leads to Unnecessary Surgery

A 62-year-old female patient presented to the ER with intermittent dull back pain for 2-3 weeks.  She was previously seen at her primary care doctor, diagnosed with a UTI and sent home.  The imaging results obtained in the emergency room suggested a pos …

Vancomycin Allergy Causes Severe Anaphylactic Response MEDICAL Expert Case

Vancomycin Allergy Causes Severe Anaphylactic Response

This case involves a 49-year-old male who presented to the hospital with an infected foot that resulted in the amputation of the toe.  Imaging studies showed that the infection may have spread to the bone and osteomyelitis was a possible diagnosis. The pa …

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis, tPA Not Administered MEDICAL Expert Case

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis, tPA Not Administered

This case involves the care of a patient who had stroke-like symptoms which were recognized by nursing staff members. However, the internist on call was unavailable to see the patient and the delay in treatment lasted more than 3 hours. The symptoms were f …

Kinked Ureter and Kidney Failure From Hysterectomy Procedure MEDICAL Expert Case

Kinked Ureter and Kidney Failure From Hysterectomy Procedure

This case involves a 40-year-old woman who presented for an elective laparotomy with lysis of adhesions, enterolysis, and abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. During surgery, the Foley catheter was removed because the patient did  …

Hysterectomy Causes Urinary Incontinence MEDICAL Expert Case

Hysterectomy Causes Urinary Incontinence

This case involves a 44-year-old black female went to her Ob/Gyn for gynecological problems.  The physician diagnosed severe fibroid growth and recommended a hysterectomy.  The patient underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy that was met with some complica …

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child MEDICAL Expert Case

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child

This case involves a young child with multiple cardiac issues. The mother of the patient called the cardiologist’s office after her child had been nasally congested for several days. There was a miscommunication between the mother, fellow in training, and …