PHARMACOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Toxicology Expert Witness Opines on Fatal Opiate Polypharmacy PHARMACOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-eight-year-old male veteran who completed two tours in East Africa. Prior to this he had been in very good health and had no known physical or mental health issues. Whilst on active duty the patient sustained severe trauma to hi …

Pharmaceutical Expert Witness Opines on Methotrexate Toxicity PHARMACOLOGY Expert Case

Pharmaceutical Expert Witness Opines on Methotrexate Toxicity

This case involves a twenty-four-year-old male who underwent a kidney transplantation. The patient was on dialysis and immunosuppressive therapy. He also had hypertension due to his renal manifestations. To manage his hypertension, his primary care physici …

Psychiatry Expert Witness Discusses Birth Defect Risks of Lithium PHARMACOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the newborn of a thirty-year-old woman with bipolar disorder. For three years, the woman had been under the care of a psychiatrist for her bipolar disorder. The woman’s psychiatric condition was being treated with lithium, a mood stabi …

Nursing Home Administers Incorrect Medicine to Patient PHARMACOLOGY Expert Case

Nursing Home Administers Incorrect Medicine to Patient

This case involves a nurse who switched the drugs of two patients which caused one of them to suffer a severe adverse reaction. One week prior to the incident, the nurse had been transferred to a nursing home and was assigned the task of administering medi …

Fosamax Medication Causes Bone Fractures PHARMACOLOGY Expert Case

Fosamax Medication Causes Bone Fractures

This case involves a patient who was using the bisphosphonate medication Fosamax for a period of ten years and suffered several pathological fractures as a side effect of the medication. A toxicologist discussed the impact of Fosamax on bone health. …