NEONATOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant Dies From Complicated Vaginal Delivery and Delayed C-Section NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-eight-year-old pregnant female who presented to the labor and delivery unit of a hospital complaining of contractions. Upon admission, the fetal heart rate monitor showed a heart rate of 125-140 as the mother had contractions ev …

Missed Diagnosis of Lymphocytic Myocarditis Leads to an Untimely Death NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a patient who presented to her PCP with complaints of shortness of breath and asthma-like symptoms. The PCP treated the patient with antibiotics, asthma medications, and sent the patient home. The very next day the patient returned with  …

Mismanaged Case of Pneumonia Leads to Respiratory Failure and Death NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 36-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital with a working diagnosis of pneumonia. She had a past medical history significant for morbid obesity, a thyroidectomy secondary to Graves disease, anxiety, and depression. The patient …

Complicated Delivery Causes Floppy Baby Syndrome NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

Complicated Delivery Causes Floppy Baby Syndrome

This case involves the management of a peripartum woman who was being treated with Flagyl for a vaginal infection. An ultrasound at 21 weeks showed an irregular fetal heartbeat with tachycardia. The condition at 21 weeks was deemed anomaly and was not inve …

Delayed Diagnosis of Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Blue Baby Syndrome NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the complicated vaginal delivery of a male born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation. The mother was diagnosed with maternal diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension and during a prenatal visit, her doctor told her that the baby may be t …

Delayed Diagnosis of Truncus Arteriosus Communis (TAC) Results in Brain Damage NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the care of an infant who presented to the hospital one week after birth with hypospadia and a severe episode of cyanosis. The patient was airlifted to a tertiary care center and during the flight experienced cardio-pulmonary arrest. The …

Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Nerve Palsy NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Nerve Palsy

This case involves the complicated vaginal delivery of a male born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation. The mother was diagnosed with maternal diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension and during a prenatal visit her doctor told her that the baby may be to …

Respiratory Distress of the Newborn With Resultant Cerebral Palsy NEONATOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a premature infant delivered by cesarean section. The infants APGAR score was 9-9, but after 12 hours of life the baby became apneic and tachypneic with prominent grunting noticed by the nursing staff. The baby was started on 100% O2 and …