STROKE WINDOW PERIOD EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Negligent Emergency Room Triage Leads To Fatality Due To Stroke STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

…  who arrived at the emergency department with symptoms of a stroke. At the time of admission, the patient was 2 hours into the 5-hour window treatment from his last known normal. The patient expected to receive …

ER Physicians Fail To Diagnose Stroke Following Facelift STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

This case involves a 51-year-old female patient who underwent a facelift. She was discharged from the outpatient surgical facility without issue. However, several hours after her operation, she began to experience neurological symptoms including weakne …

Stroke Patient Pronounced Brain Dead Following Naloxone Treatment STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

This case involves a 56-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented with complaints of extremity and tongue numbness as well as slurred speech. Upon evaluation, it was noted that the patient had signs of left facial droop. A CT scan wa …

Patient With Signs of Acute Stroke Receives Delayed Neurology Consult STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

…  at the emergency department with acute presentations of stroke. The patient exhibited slurred speech, eye deviation, and facial …  however, the patient was not admitted for an extended period of time. In the meantime, the patient deteriorated significantly. The …

Patient Suffers Blindness Due to Delayed Stroke Diagnosis STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

…  Eventually, it was determined that she had suffered a stroke that had caused her initial symptoms before she saw her primary care physician, and that she may have suffered a subsequent stroke or strokes after she had been sent home following her appointment. The …

Neurologist’s Workup of Stroke Patient Contributes to Cerebral Death STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

…  of slurred speech. The patient arrived outside of the window period for the administration of tPA and doctors advised that no other …  care. Subsequently, the patient was admitted to the stroke unit for further observation but at no time was an EKG, neuroradiology, …

Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke Results in Total Left-Side Paralysis STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

…  where it was determined that he was having an ischemic stroke. An emergent CT scan was performed and showed a small, old, right, …  arteries. The patient was determined to be beyond the window period for the administration of thrombolytics and no clot-busting …

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room STROKE WINDOW PERIOD Expert Case

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room

…  MRI and CT scans were performed and a diagnosis of stroke with a clot in the left brain was made. The family was told that tPA …  the hospital. The patient was determined to be beyond the window period for tPA administration and as a result was only given aspirin, …