STAPH INFECTION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Athlete Develops Sepsis From Poorly Treated Skin Infection STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

…  days later, the patient presented with a soft tissue infection. The patient went back to the dermatologist and was found to have …  course. When the patient presented for his follow up, the infection had not subsided, however, no culture was obtained. The dermatologist …

Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection STAPH INFECTION Expert Case

Newborn Dies From Sepsis Secondary To Undiagnosed Infection

This case involves a male newborn delivered via C-section. The mom had been seen in the emergency room for fever with a temperature of 103. After the baby was born, labs and cultures were drawn due to the suspicion of chorioamnionitis. A placental sample t …

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  …