ORTHOPEDIC EXPERT WITNESSES

ORTHOPEDIC EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Passengers Suffer Spinal Injuries From Car Accident ORTHOPEDIC 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 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 Expert Case

This 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 all the previous pedicle screws and extende …

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

…  he sustained while skiing. The patient had seen an orthopedic surgeon in the past but elected to see a different surgeon for this …  6 months of pain, the patient consulted yet another orthopedic surgeon, who took new x-rays of the patient’s ankle. It was finally …

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

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who presented with persistent hand inflammation. He underwent an endoscopic carpal tunnel release after months of conservative management failed to improve his conditi …

Knee Implant Recipient Suffers Opening of Wound After Surgery ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a elderly man who underwent a left total knee replacement. Two days after surgery, the student nurse had him try to stand up. However, the patient did not have his knee brace on and nerve block was still in place. Subsequently, the patie …