ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Child Suffers Herniated Disk Following Car Accident ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Child Suffers Herniated Disk Following Car Accident

This case involves a young boy who was in a car accident when he was 7-years-old. The defendant rear-ended the plaintiff’s car in the parking lot of an elementary school. At the time, the plaintiff’s vehicle was stationary and the child had not yet put on …

Olympic Athlete Is Unable To Compete Following Incomplete Ankle Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  but did not address the talus irregularity during the surgery or follow-up visits. Within two months, the physician advised the …  a month, she was unable to walk. She visited another orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. An x-ray of the right ankle revealed …

Passengers Suffer Spinal Injuries From Car Accident ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Passengers Suffer Spinal Injuries From Car Accident

This case involves two passengers who were involved in a car accident on their way to the airport. The accident took place in February following an ice storm. There were icy conditions on the highway which caused a charter bus to spin out of control and …

Occupational Therapy Student Ruptures Patient’s Tendon ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a 42-year-old man who was undergoing occupational therapy for a severed a tendon he sustained from a severe German Shepherd bite. During the course of his therapy, the supervising occupational therapist allowed a student therapist to co …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Spinal Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves a woman that had undergone spinal fusion surgery with pedicle screw placement. The patient underwent revision surgery several years later at another facility. The treating physician removed …

Orthopedic Surgeon Fails To Remove Bone Fragment During Ankle Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  case involves an elderly male patient who required surgery to repair an ankle fracture he sustained while skiing. The patient had seen an orthopedic surgeon in the past but elected to see a different surgeon for this …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Botched Hand Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  the surgeon lacerated the median nerve. Following the surgery, the patient developed a painful neuroma at the laceration location. …  routine daily tasks he had no problem with prior to the surgery. The patient was told by the surgeon that injury to the median nerve …

Orthopedic Oncologist Allegedly Causes Intra-Operative Spread of Cancer Cells ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  revision procedure because the pain was so intense. During surgery, the doctor used the same surgical instruments for the femur as he used …  and eventually developed Kahler’s disease. An expert in orthopedic oncology was sought to opine on the standard of care for a patient …