STAPH INFECTION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Immunosuppressed Patient With Sepsis

…  the man was discharged with a diagnosis of a likely viral infection. The next day the man returned to the hospital with worsening fever, …  forced to undergo multiple amputations due to a systemic staph …

Inappropriate Treatment of Infected Wound Leads to Amputation STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient in Kansaswho suffered from morbid obesity as well as diabetes, who was being followed by a vascular surgeon for a wound on her hallux. The wound was initially managed as an outpatient with antibiotics, howeve …

Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

Mismanaged Case of MRSA Results in Fatality

This case involves a fifty-nine year old man with a history of COPD who was admitted to the hospital for an episode of shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient’s respiratory exacerbation was stabilized over a seven-day hospital stay, but the day bef …

Patient paralyzed after misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

…  several investigations and found the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the patient’s blood work and suspected a possible lumbar spine infection. An MRI of the patient’s cervical and thoracic spines was ordered …

Antibiotics Prescription Issue Involving Treatment for Endocarditis STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves a 69-year-old female with a long medical history including:  DM, COPD, CAD, HTN, hyperlipidemia, lung cancer with wedge resection, AVR, and MVR. She presented to the hospital with complaints of lethargy and dizziness that persisted for  …