PEDIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Leukemia Patient Requires Amputation Following Bone Marrow Biopsy PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young stage III leukemia patient who received a delayed diagnosis and required an immediate bone marrow biopsy. After the procedure, the patient developed a hematoma in her right leg which rapidly progressed to compartment syndro …

Child Develops Muscle Disorder After Administration Of Antipsychotic Drug PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 11-year-old boy who presented with an uncontrollable shoulder shrug after returning from a school field trip. Tourettes Syndrome was suspected and he was administered an antipsychotic. Following the administration of the medicatio …

Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists Comment on Artery Stenting Procedure PEDIATRICS Expert Case

After a young mother gave birth to a set of twins, one of them began to suffer from congenital defects including severely obstructed cardiac blood flow, thickened tricuspid valves, and dilated heart chambers. The child was transferred to a specialized Chil …

Pediatric Care Unit Sued Over Infant Care PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Pediatric Care Unit Sued Over Infant Care

An infant with numerous congenital defects, including hypospadia and developed ventricular septal defect, rapidly developed epilepsy and compartment syndrome during an operation. Expertise in both heart failure and compartment syndrome was needed to commen …

Risperdal Manufacturing Company Sued in Class Action PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Risperdal Manufacturing Company Sued in Class Action

A class action of over one hundred participants was filed against the manufacturers of the drug Risperdal after multiple patients suffered similar side effects. Each patient was a young or adolescent boy who had been prescribed Risperdal for a wide variety …

Risperdal User Sues Manufacturer over Severe Side Effects PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Risperdal User Sues Manufacturer over Severe Side Effects

A middle-aged man taking Risperdal was diagnosed with severe gynecomastia. As his family sued the pharmaceutical company over the effects of the drug, he was forced to consider testosterone therapy to alleviate its side effects. The patient had been taking …

Lead Contamination Causes Developmental Problems PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Lead Contamination Causes Developmental Problems

This case takes place in New York and involves a plaintiff who moved into a house owned by the defendant. The plaintiffs lived in the residence for a period of several months, when they were compelled to vacate due to extremely high levels of lead that h …

Pediatric Nephrology Expert Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Kidney Disease PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy teenager who came into an ER in Nebraska with a fever and stomach ache. Following a brief examination, he was given an over the counter pain medication and discharged home. Several days later, he returned to the ER …