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Delay in Stroke Treatment Permanently Incapacitates Patient NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in South Carolina and involves a plaintiff who was diagnosed with a stroke and transferred to hospital, where she was treated by a hospitalist. She was placed in the ICU and given Xarelto. However, over the next few days, her level of …

Neurosurgery Experts Discuss Foot Drop Following Spinal Fixation Procedure NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man in North Carolina who underwent a number of spinal surgeries in order to treat chronic spondylolysis. Following a spinal fixation procedure, however, the patient woke up with left-sided foot drop. Imaging studies revea …

Young Patient Suffers Stroke After Chiropractic Manipulation NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in Wisconsin in his mid 20’s with a history of back pain that was being managed through chiropractic spinal manipulation. Following one of his sessions, the patient experienced vertigo, nausea, and chills as soon as he lef …

Patient Suffers Undiagnosed Stroke After Car Accident NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Undiagnosed Stroke After Car Accident

This case involves a male patient in Tennessee who was previously in excellent health who was involved in a car accident. The patient began to feel neck muscle stiffness, headaches and shoulder pain days after the incident occurred. The patient presented  …

Neurology Expert Discusses Fatal Delay in Meningitis Diagnosis NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a young male patient in Ohio who presented to the emergency room with complaints of back pain that had lasted several days. After a brief physical evaluation, the patient was prescribed a muscle relaxant and discharged without any lab s …

Woman Suffers Undiagnosed Stroke After Childbirth NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Woman Suffers Undiagnosed Stroke After Childbirth

…  to total hemiplegia during the night. A consultation with neurology as well as a CT scan was ordered immediately, and the CT scan …

Neurology Expert Opines on Brain Damage Following Pacemaker Revision Surgery NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly man who underwent revision surgery to correct an earlier procedure to implant a pacemaker. During the procedure, doctors attempted to place a line into the patient’s jugular vein in order to administer blood products, howeve …

Neurology Experts Discuss Lack of Informed Consent During Nerve Resection NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a male patient in Idaho with a medical history of cancer, which had been successfully treated. On the date of the incident in question, the patient underwent surgical resection of suspicious lymph nodes. Prior to the surgery, the patien …

Neurology Expert Discuss Tardive Dyskinesia After Prescription Drug Use NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves patients who suffered complications following administration of a commonly used gastrointestinal treatment. The plaintiffs were collectively patients at an in-patient treatment facility for several months, during which time they were ad …

Delay in Ischemic Stroke Treatment Leads to Permanent Cognitive Disabilities NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who developed numbness on her left side and went immediately to her local hospital. Imaging showed possible stroke and swelling. She was not given tPA and was urgently transferred to another medical center. More …