STROKE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Brain Hemorrhage Mismanaged by Neurology Team STROKE Expert Case

Brain Hemorrhage Mismanaged by Neurology Team

…  prescription for Dilantin. The patient suffered a massive stroke eight days later and suffers major physical complications. After the patient had the stroke, however, the treating neurologist diagnosed the patient with …

Lack of Diagnostic Test Results in Undetected Pulmonary Embolism STROKE Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-two-year-old male who underwent surgery for the resection of a meningioma. The patient complained of bilateral calf soreness within one week of surgery and further investigation was ordered. The patient was walking on a treadmill …

Patient Sustains Severe Brain Damage From CT Angiogram STROKE Expert Case

Patient Sustains Severe Brain Damage From CT Angiogram

This case involves a patient who presented to the hospital with complaints of dizziness, numbness to the fingertips and face, and shortness of breath. A CT without contrast revealed a large, non-specific, oval-shaped mass centered in the region of the left …

Pain Management Procedure Causes Stroke STROKE Expert Case

Pain Management Procedure Causes Stroke

…  difficulty. Shortly after, however, the patient displayed stroke-like symptoms in the recovery room. A CAT scan performed after surgery …

Fatal Air Embolism After Central Line Removal STROKE Expert Case

Fatal Air Embolism After Central Line Removal

…  she had an air embolism that resulted in a severe stroke and has left her in a persistent vegetative state. The patient is on …

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis, tPA Not Administered STROKE Expert Case

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis, tPA Not Administered

…  case involves the care of a patient who had stroke-like symptoms which were recognized by nursing staff members. However, …  more than 3 hours. The symptoms were first recognized as “stroke like” within 1 hour of presentation and this patient would have …  a candidate for TPA. The patient suffered from a massive stroke and died 2 months later of resulting …

Mismanaged ECMO Case Leads to Brain Injury STROKE Expert Case

Mismanaged ECMO Case Leads to Brain Injury

This case involves the management of a premature infant who was placed on an ECMO machine shortly after birth. According to reports the cannulas/catheters were improperly placed which led to a major bleeding episode and a resultant brain infarct/brain inju …