PARAPLEGIC EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-014119
This expert has been the Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1981, the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program since its inception in 1983, and in 2005 became the Assistant Chief of Staff, Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and an MD from University of Illinois. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is the immediate ...

PARAPLEGIC EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic

This case involves a 61-year-old female patient who underwent surgery to resect an intradural intramedullary spinal tumor. The surgical procedure included the use of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. As part of the IOM, both somatosensory evok …

Stroke Patient Is Left Paralyzed After Negligent Misdiagnosis PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old female patient who became aphasic, suffered facial drooping, and was unable to recognize her family members. By the time she presented to the emergency room, her speech was coherent and as a result, she was given a s …

Overlooked Medication Interaction Causes A Patient Permanent Paralysis PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who received a translaminar epidural steroid injection in the cervical spine while taking aspirin. During her consultation with the physiatry physician, the patient was not consulted regarding her aspirin u …

Police Department Infringes On Civil Rights Of Handicap Arrestee PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

This case involves a civil rights action against the police department of a major west coast city. A 32-year-old wheelchair bound plaintiff was arrested for drug-related charges in a local bar. The plaintiff had several pressure ulcers as a result of time …

Boy Paralyzed After Dive Into Artificial Pond PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

Boy Paralyzed After Dive Into Artificial Pond

This case involves a boy who was rendered paralyzed from the waist down when he dove into a man-made pond and struck his head causing a spinal cord injury. The bottom of the pond was all soft sand. The boy dove from a dock in the middle of the pond wit …

Life Care Planner Discusses Costs For Paralyzed Worker PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

Life Care Planner Discusses Costs For Paralyzed Worker

This case involves a 36-year-old construction worker that was injured installing insulation on the second floor of a house. The worker fell through a weak floorboard and injured his spine. The injury rendered the worker permanently paralyzed from the n …

Delayed Cancer Diagnoses Leaves Infant Permanently Paralyzed PARAPLEGIC Expert Case

This case involves a 7-month-old male patient whose right leg was not moving with the same range of motion as the left. He was admitted for a workup, but X-rays and a skeletal survey came back negative. Although the nurse noted that the infant wasn’t  …