SPINE EXPERT WITNESSES

SPINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Woman Suffers Paraplegia Following Accident in Fitness Competition SPINE Expert Case

This case involves a 30-year-old female who was involved in a boot camp competition, where she was expected to lift a large amount of weight from the floor to above her head as many times as possible within a given time frame. Due to the timed nature of th …

Doctors Fail to Detect Spinal Fracture SPINE Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Detect Spinal Fracture

…  ordered which identified multiple injuries to her lower spine that had gone undetected during her initial visit to the emergency room. …

Negligent Placement of Spinal Implant Injures Patient SPINE Expert Case

Negligent Placement of Spinal Implant Injures Patient

This case takes place in Tennessee and involves a patient with a past medical history of leg pain following a back injury. She underwent a spinal fusion and decompression in an attempt to alleviate her pain, however, after the procedure her pain had increa …

Undiagnosed Infection Leads to Paralysis SPINE Expert Case

Undiagnosed Infection Leads to Paralysis

…  a female patient who underwent fusion surgery on her upper spine. The patient was discharged but later returned to the ER with signs of …  consequently was admitted to the ICU. A scan of the upper spine did not reveal evidence of an infection or any other damage to the spine. …

Patient Suffers Permanent Injury Due to Positioning in MRI Machine SPINE Expert Case

This case takes place in Rhode Island and involves a  patient with a past medical history of joint inflammation. Her condition was stable and she had been managed effectively for several years under the care of her rheumatologist. The patient eventually s …

Spinal orthopedic surgery expert witness on advises on post-surgical infection SPINE Expert Case

…  patient was admitted to the ICU. A CT scan of the cervical spine did not reveal evidence of an abscess or spinal cord compression, however …  rule out compression or abscess at another level of the spine and did not explain the patient’s symptoms. Six days after initial …