PEDIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Pediatric Cardiology Expert Discusses Botched Stent Repair PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a male patient who suffered a devastating ischemic stroke shortly after undergoing an aortic stent repair for an aortic arch aneurysm. A covered stent was placed after aortic stenosis and a pseudoaneurysm were found. Subsequently, the st …

Child Dies From Undiagnosed Infection PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Child Dies From Undiagnosed Infection

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves an infant born via vaginal delivery with no complications. Some time shortly after the child’s birth, his parents brought him in for a checkup. It was during this checkup that the doctors noted a fever i …

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Discharges Fatally Ill Patient PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Discharges Fatally Ill Patient

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a male child who was born with a laryngeal cleft that had been repaired when he was a toddler. As a result of the defect and subsequent repair, the patient had endured multiple bouts of pneumonia and other r …

Child Dies From Inadequate Treatment of Infection PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Child Dies From Inadequate Treatment of Infection

The case takes place in Maryland and involves a young girl who presented to the ER with complaints of fever and sinus congestion. She was diagnosed with the Flu some time before her ER visit by the family physician. She was given a course of Tamiflu, which …

Delayed Diagnosis of Herpes Results in Injuries to Newborn Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case takes place in South Carolina and involves a female patient who presented to her Ob/Gyn during her third trimester of pregnancy for blood work. She was tested on a Thursday and subsequently gave birth two days later. The delivery progressed witho …

Pediatrics Expert Witness Advises On Misdiagnosis Prior to Discharge PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case takes place in Vermont involves a female neonate who was discharged from the hospital and re-admitted within hours with an interrupted aortic arch and other serious heart defects. The infant was born on to a 27-year old G2P2 at 40+3 weeks EGA via …

Neurology Expert Witness Evaluates Failure to Diagnose Brain Tumor PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an eight-month-old infant female who presented to her pediatrician with obstructive hydrocephalus due to a brainstem pilomyxoid astrocytoma. Prior to the neoplasm, the patient was otherwise healthy, meeting all developmental milestones a …

Pediatrics Expert Witness Discusses Eisenmenger’s Syndrome Diagnosis PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a one-year-old child who presented to the ER with cyanosis and clubbed fingers. His parents expressed that the child suddenly collapsed while crawling at home. The boy had no medical conditions except for being born with a heart conditio …

Pediatric Psychiatrist Discharges Child; Results in Suicide PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a fifteen-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room after being arrested by the police for displaying strange behavior in public. The patient was admitted to the inpatient psychiatric ward for observation and was started  …