NEUROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Patient Suffers Blindness Due to Delayed Stroke Diagnosis NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged female with a medical history of several chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, and a restricted diet. She presented to her general practitioner for an appointment complaining of sudden onset v …

Woman Suffers Permanent Spine Injury Due to Delay in Care NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Illinois and involves a young woman who injured her back while stacking boxes at her workplace. After experiencing an awkward twist in her back after picking up an unexpectedly heavy box, she felt a tingling feeling in her extremi …

Mental Health Expert Witness Claims Prozac Contributed to Murder-Suicide NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Background This was a drug product liability case in which the Plaintiffs claim that Elvira Espinoza shot and killed her children and then committed suicide as a result of her ingestion of Prozac, an antidepressant manufactured by Defendant Eli Lilly &amp …

Patient’s Stroke Goes Undetected After Fall NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Patient’s Stroke Goes Undetected After Fall

This case takes place in Texas and involves a male patient who was recognized as having a high risk for stroke. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff fell while performing yard work and was brought to the hospital to treat a laceration on …

Doctors Fail to Provide Anticoagulation Treatment During Stroke NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case takes place in Colorado and involves an older male patient who was previously in excellent health, a non-smoker, non-drug user, and occasional drinker with no major health issues. The patient was involved in a minor car accident that did not requ …

Surgical Negligence Causes Permanent Brain Damage NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Surgical Negligence Causes Permanent Brain Damage

This case takes place California and involves a female patient who underwent a craniotomy. Post-op, the patient was found to have confusion, difficulty speaking, and was unable to read or write. The patient returned immediately to the OR. After this secon …

Doctors Misdiagnose Stroke as Migraine NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Doctors Misdiagnose Stroke as Migraine

This case takes place in South Carolina and involves a male patient with permanent limitations to his movement following an ischemic stroke. One day, the patient experienced the sudden onset of severe headache, slurred speech, weakness, and an unequal and  …

Medication Allegedly Causes Fatal Stroke NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Medication Allegedly Causes Fatal Stroke

This case takes place in California and involves a patient that was diagnosed with a psychological condition who had a known allergy to a particular class of antipsychotic medication. She presented to the hospital, where the defendant hospitalist gave her  …

Stroke Treatment Causes Patient Death NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Stroke Treatment Causes Patient Death

…  indicating a stroke and was immediately administered tPA. Neurology exams note that the patient had poor attention and concentration, as …  later confirmed by CT scan. The patient was reevaluated by neurology and reversal of tPA was initiated. Over the course of the hospital …