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Woman Suffers Stroke After Temporarily Halting Xarelto NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Woman Suffers Stroke After Temporarily Halting Xarelto

This case involves a 60-year-old woman who suffered from atrial fibrillation for which her cardiologist had prescribed her Xarelto. She planned to undergo an outpatient colonoscopy procedure after experiencing lower abdominal pain, and the gastroenterologi …

Neurologists Opine on Negligent Drug Prescription NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Neurologists Opine on Negligent Drug Prescription

A woman who had been prescribed both Paxil and Reglan for almost a decade began to develop repetitive, involuntary movements, leading to a diagnosis of Taridive Dyskinesia and a malpractice suit against her physician and pharmacy. Though she had begun trea …

Doctors Fail to Reverse Anticoagulant in Hemorrhagic Stroke Patient NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who was being treated with anticoagulant medication when she began to suffer from a hemorrhagic stroke. Shortly after the patient was admitted to the hospital, doctors ordered that the patient should be given a  …

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 …