OSTEOPOROSIS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Endocrinologist Fails to Diagnose Hormonal Disorder OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

Endocrinologist Fails to Diagnose Hormonal Disorder

This case takes place in New York and involves a middle aged patient who presented with symptoms of a rare endocrine disorder typically caused by tumors. The endocrinologists at the defendant hospital referred the patient for a brain MRI and a chest CT to  …

Rheumatology Expert Witness Comments on Prednisone Treatment OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-four-year-old female who experienced joint stiffness, skin nodules, weight loss, and fever. An x-ray of her hands revealed significant joint deformity and bone erosion. Laboratory work revealed that she had elevated levels of rh …

Physical Therapy Maneuver Causes Vertebral Fracture OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

Physical Therapy Maneuver Causes Vertebral Fracture

…  case involves an elderly woman with a medical history of osteoporosis. She underwent back surgery to relieve a compressed nerve. Several …

Hip Fractured From Compromising Position During Hysterectomy Procedure OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

This case involves a woman who underwent a hysterectomy procedure that lasted for more than 4 hours. The patient was placed in the lithotomy position for the entire duration of the procedure and the improper placement of the patient into the stirrups resul …

Fosamax Medication Causes Bone Fractures OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

Fosamax Medication Causes Bone Fractures

This case involves a patient who was using the bisphosphonate medication Fosamax for a period of ten years and suffered several pathological fractures as a side effect of the medication. A toxicologist discussed the impact of Fosamax on bone health. …

Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Mesenteric Ischemia and Death OSTEOPOROSIS Expert Case

Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Mesenteric Ischemia and Death

This case involves a 59-year-old female patient that underwent a complicated spinal fusion surgery to repair severe spinal cord deformity, osteoporotic changes, and multilevel neuro foraminal stenosis. As a result of the surgery, the patient  developed ev …