NEUROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant With Prenatal Defects Suffers Permanent Neurological Impairment NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a pregnant woman whose fetus was found prenatally to have a defect in the lower chambers of the heart and kidney failure. The baby was born prematurely and was intubated in the NICU. He was diagnosed with brain and eye malformations, …

Patient Sustains Permanent Brain Damage After Tumor Resection NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy 40-year-old female who had a large noncancerous tumor removed from the membrane surrounding her brain. Pathology revealed higher than the normal cell proliferation, but the pathologist did not diagnose the lesio …

Doctor Elects Not To Give HSV-Positive Patient Antiviral Medication NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a young woman who presented to the ER with new-onset seizures. The patient suffered a stroke within a few hours of hospitalization and was treated for alcohol withdrawal seizures. While the young woman was in the hospital, there was  …

Neurology Expert Opines on Failure to Investigate Spinal Injury NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a past medical history of diabetes and hypertension who presented to his local emergency department complaining of total body weakness. A complete neurological examination was not performed despite the fa …

Neurology Experts Discuss Botched Biopsy of Brain Lesion NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Neurology Experts Discuss Botched Biopsy of Brain Lesion

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who presented to the hospital with signs of neurological injury. After undergoing imaging studies, doctors discovered the presence of a lesion on the man’s brain, which they elected to biopsy. However, during t …

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 …