NEUROSURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Neurosurgery Expert Witness Comments on Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old woman with a past medical history of carotid artery stenosis and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). She underwent a coronary stent placement previously and was placed on aspirin and Plavix prior to the admission. Af …

Failure to Diagnose Evolving Stroke Leads to Patient’s Death NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a twenty-nine-year-old patient who delivered a child by cesarean section. One month after her delivery, the mother presented to an emergency room and advised the staff that she had a headache. She also complained of onset nausea and vomi …

Interventional Radiologist Fails to Consult Neurosurgeon on Procedure NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a forty-seven-year-old female patient, with a medical history of breast cancer, who underwent several embolization procedures with regards to treatment of a spinal tumor at C3-C4. The procedures were met with some complication in that th …

Radiologist Misses Meningioma on MRI NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

Radiologist Misses Meningioma on MRI

This case involves the missed diagnosis of a meningioma that was approximately 2.3 x 1.5 cm. The mass was not identified by a radiologist on his initial interpretation of an MRI of the head. Two years after the initial screening, the diagnosis was made due …

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room

…  CT scan where they noticed he suffered another stroke. Neurosurgery evaluated him and felt he was not a candidate for surgery, and …

Lower Limb Paralysis After Spinal Fusion Surgery NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

Lower Limb Paralysis After Spinal Fusion Surgery

…  of a cervical intervertebral disc and was admitted to the neurosurgery service after a workup revealed cervical spinal stenosis, cervical …

Delayed Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus in Young Child NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

Delayed Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus in Young Child

…  that revealed hydrocephalus. The child was scheduled for neurosurgery within forty-eight hours and had a ventriculostomy with shunt …

Delayed diagnosis of hydrocephalus leads to significant brain damage NEUROSURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a twin pregnancy in which a prenatal ultrasound identified hydrocephalus in one of the two developing babies.  The twins were born at thirty-four weeks with one twin being unaffected and the other requiring surgical intervention due to  …