SCHOOL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Botched Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Causes Severe Nerve Damage SCHOOL Expert Case

Botched Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Causes Severe Nerve Damage

This case involves a 52-year-old female patient who required a tarsal tunnel release surgery on her right foot. Within one week of surgery, the patient developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy caused by bandages that were applied too tightly after surgery.  …

Mismanagement of Neuroblastoma Tumor in Young Child Leads to Untimely Death SCHOOL Expert Case

This case involves a 4-year-old patient who was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma and was admitted for emergency surgery. The surgery was determined to be a success and a majority of the mass was resected. Over a several-week period following the surgery, the …

Missed Diagnosis of  C-Spine Fracture After Motor Vehicle Accident SCHOOL Expert Case

This case involves a patient who was in a motor vehicle accident and complained of neck and back pain at the ER.  The hospital did the necessary workup for trauma patients but all imaging was interpreted to be normal and the patient was discharged the sam …

Corrective Valve Surgery Results in Paralysis SCHOOL Expert Case

Corrective Valve Surgery Results in Paralysis

This case involves an infant who was born with a congenital heart problem and had a corrective valve repair surgery. At age 12 the patient underwent surgery to place a larger valve and in doing so the patient decompensated and surgeons were not able to re …

Embolization for Spinal Metastatic Disease SCHOOL Expert Case

Embolization for Spinal Metastatic Disease

This case involves a 55-year-old female patient with a past medical history of breast cancer, who underwent several embolization procedures with regards to treatment of a spinal tumor at C3-C4. The procedures were met with some complication in that the pat …

Embolization of Tumor Leads to Paralysis SCHOOL Expert Case

Embolization of Tumor Leads to Paralysis

This case involves a 55-year-old female patient with a past medical history of breast cancer, who underwent several embolization procedures with regards to treatment of a spinal tumor at C3-C4. The procedures were met with some complication in that the pat …