PEDIATRICS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …

Pediatric Patient Suffers Fatal Infection After Orthopedic Surgery PEDIATRICS Expert Case

This case involves a pediatric patient who had surgery for a chronic back condition. After the surgery, it was noted that the patient’s abdomen was distended, and that he was having trouble tolerating feeding. The patient developed a high fever and blood …

Pediatric Neurology Expert Opines on Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury PEDIATRICS Expert Case

The case involves a 3 year old child who fell 30 feet off of a balcony that had no railings, and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fall. She was flown to a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana via air ambulance, where she was stabilized an …

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 …

Primary Care Doctor Causes Delayed Cancer Diagnosis PEDIATRICS Expert Case

Primary Care Doctor Causes Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

This case takes place in Kentucky and involves a delay in the diagnosis of cancer caused by alleged negligence on the part of a primary care physician. The Defendant in this case was a primary care provider for a young boy who visited the Defendant’s offic …

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 …