PEDIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Rare Bone Disorder Goes Undiagnosed for Extended Time Period PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a ten-year-old boy who presented to an outpatient clinic with a one-month history of painful and progressively enlarging swelling over the upper back and the left side of the chest, associated with restriction of movement of the left sho …

Delayed Diagnosis of Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Blue Baby Syndrome PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves the complicated vaginal delivery of a male born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation. The mother was diagnosed with maternal diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension and during a prenatal visit, her doctor told her that the baby may be t …

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Causes Severe Hearing Loss in a Young Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 3-year-old boy who presents to his pediatrician with symptoms of meningitis which went unrecognized and undiagnosed by his PCP. He then presented to the ER where it went unrecognized yet again and the patient was sent home. Two days p …

Failure to Perform ECG as Part of Triage Protocol Leads to Death PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient that presented to her family doctors office with nonspecific chest pain. According to reports from the parents, the doctor performed a very brief physical exam and diagnosed the patient with a viral upper res …

Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Nerve Palsy PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Nerve Palsy

This case involves the complicated vaginal delivery of a male born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation. The mother was diagnosed with maternal diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension and during a prenatal visit her doctor told her that the baby may be to …

Emergency Room Waiting Debacle is Alive and Well PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Emergency Room Waiting Debacle is Alive and Well

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient that presented to her family doctor’s office with nonspecific chest pain. According to reports from the parents, the doctor performed a very brief physical exam and diagnosed the patient with a viral upper re …

Respiratory Distress of the Newborn With Resultant Cerebral Palsy PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a premature infant delivered by cesarean section. The infants APGAR score was 9-9, but after 12 hours of life the baby became apneic and tachypneic with prominent grunting noticed by the nursing staff. The baby was started on 100% O2 and …

Congenital Chest Wall Abnormalities PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Congenital Chest Wall Abnormalities

This case involves an 18-year-old male that was being evaluated for a chest wall abnormality. The attorney believed that the applicable standard of care was breached when the doctor failed to properly diagnose the patient with a complex chest wall deformit …