PEDIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Infant Suffers Optic Nerve Damage From Delayed Glaucoma Diagnosis PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 6-month-old baby who developed uneven pupils. The baby was taken to the emergency room and was noted to have a less reactive left eye as well as mild left ptosis. A fundus exam revealed that the right eye had a sharp disc margin. The  …

Child Suffers Seizures After Physicians Fail To Diagnose Encephalitis PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 9-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room with reports of ongoing fever. His temperature on admission was 103 degrees. An acetaminophen protocol was administered several hours after admission, at which point the child …

Infant Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In House Fire PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Infant Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In House Fire

This case involves a multi-family house that caught fire due to an electrical shortage. The fire broke out at approximately midnight and the families were trapped inside the house for a significant period of time. A 4-month-old infant was trapped in the …

Birth Injury Causes A Child Ongoing Neurological Complications PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 6-year-old child who experienced a complicated vaginal delivery at birth. Immediately following his birth, he was diagnosed with shoulder dystocia and secondary Erb’s Palsy of his left upper extremity. Over the course of the first year …

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Causes Developmental Complications For Infant PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an 18-month-old child who was presented to her regular pediatrician with fever and vomiting. The pediatrician advised it was a viral infection and that the parents should let the infection run its course. After several days, the child’s  …

Child Suffers Herniated Disk Following Car Accident PEDIATRICS 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 …

Emergency Department Prematurely Discharges Child With Severe Pneumonia PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a minimally verbal 12-year-old female who presented to the same hospital system pediatric emergency room multiple times over a 3 month period. She was first diagnosed with pneumonia, given a 10-day course of amoxicillin and discharge …

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Child Suffers Fatal Septic Shock Following Leg Injury

This case involves an 8-year-old female who initially presented to her pediatrician after injuring her knee on the school playground. The patient experienced persistent pain and intermittent fevers following the injury, and she was sent for imaging and blo …

Mole Removal Causes Pediatric Patient To Suffer Facial Necrosis PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a boy born with a mole on his nose and had spacers surgically placed to add extra skin. At age 5, the boy’s parents chose to have the mark removed with the understanding that the skin was approximated to cover the defect. The boy had a n …

Young Child is Permanently Disabled Following Cardiac Surgery PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient with Down syndrome that underwent a surgical procedure to repair a hole between her heart chambers and regulate her blood flow. She underwent a subsequent open-heart procedure to remove scar tissue from …