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Fall Risk Patient Is Left Unattended In Hospital MEDICAL Expert Case

Fall Risk Patient Is Left Unattended In Hospital

This case involves an elderly man with severe arthritis and dementia who fell in a hospital. The man was living in a nursing home and had been designated as a fall-risk patient by the facility. The man was rushed to the hospital one night after experiencin …

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing MEDICAL Expert Case

Cardiologist Fails To Refer Child For Additional Testing

This case involves an 8-year-old boy who experienced recurring palpitations and dizziness for several months. The child was taken to a cardiologist who thought the symptoms to be heart-related. The child’s Holter monitor tests were normal. However, no ne …

Patient Suffers Heart Attack After Delayed EMS Arrival MEDICAL Expert Case

Patient Suffers Heart Attack After Delayed EMS Arrival

This case involves a 61-year-old female who was at a sporting event at a local field when she felt chest pain and shortness of breath. Because the event was small, there were no EMTs present on site. The woman’s husband called 911, and emergency responders …

Surgeon Accidentally Removes Kidney During Emergency Procedure MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves an obese 51-year-old male in Colorado who was admitted for ischemic chest pain. The patient had an EGD that was negative. The patient was found to have a polyp in the colon that was removed and an ulcer in the small intestine was noted a …

Patient Loses Arm Function Following Allegedly Botched Bone Graft MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 57-year-old male patient in Missouri who underwent a surgical procedure for treatment of his advanced-stage cancer. The procedure involved a bone graft and ultimately resulted in mobility complications for the patient. The patient …

Patient With Neurological Disorders Suffers From Seizures Post-Anesthesia MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 12-year-old paraplegic boy with spinal column malformation. After an extended hospital stay, the patient required surgery for a pressure sore. On the day of the surgery, the patient was given less than half his normal dosage of Le …

Pediatric Patient Fractures Skull While Under Care Of Radiology Technologist MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves a 13-year-old girl who fractured her skull while undergoing an x-ray in a university hospital in California. The girl presented to the hospital with complaints of severe nausea and a physician determined that she needed an x-ray. In  …

Failure To Monitor High-Risk Patient Leads To Cardiac Arrest MEDICAL Expert Case

This case involves an obese 65-year-old male patient in Texas with a history of obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP treatment, COPD, and hypertension who underwent a hip replacement procedure at a surgical center. In advance of the procedure, the nursin …