ORTHOPEDIC EXPERT WITNESSES

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Patient Experiences Permanent Paralysis Due to Missed Cauda Equina Diagnosis ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a female patient with a medical history significant for multiple sclerosis. The patient had suffered a spinal injury after a fall while at home, after which it was discovered that she was suffering from stenosis, or narrowing, of her spi …

Sports Medicine Physician Opines on Inappropriate Removal of Joint Cartilage ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a young female patient who began to complain of persistent pain in her left hip some time after giving birth to her second child. After the pain began to get progressively worse, an MRI was ordered. The MRI revealed a tear in the patient …

Patient Requires Amputation After Botched Foot Surgery ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

Patient Requires Amputation After Botched Foot Surgery

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who was admitted for a surgical procedure on his right foot. A sterile compression dressing was applied post-operatively to the patient’s foot. While he was being monitored in the postoperative recovery room, h …

Orthopedic Surgeon Incorrectly Positions Knee Replacement ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgeon Incorrectly Positions Knee Replacement

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a patient who underwent a total knee replacement in order to treat chronic arthritis. Following the procedure, the patient developed significant scarring, and post-surgical physical therapy was ineffecti …

Pulmonary Embolism Prevents Recovery From Joint Repacement Surgery ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who underwent a total knee replacement. After surgery, the patient was not given Coumadin, and instead received aspirin in order to prevent excess clotting. While in the hospital, she developed tachycardia and shortness …

Expert Opines on Lapses in Decubitus Ulcer Care ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

Expert Opines on Lapses in Decubitus Ulcer Care

This case involves an elderly Wyoming man who passed away due to multi-organ system failure following surgery – the Plaintiff had an underlying diagnoses of congestive heart failure and diabetes. The patient was referred to the Defendant physician from h …

Corrosion Expert Witness Opines on Defective Hip Implant Component ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a claim against a major medical device manufacturer for its metal-on-polyethylene total hip prosthesis. Numerous patients in the state of Georgia who have received this implant have suffered complications following total hip arthroplast …