TPA EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Doctors Misdiagnose Stroke as Migraine TPA Expert Case

Doctors Misdiagnose Stroke as Migraine

…  evidence of hemorrhage. The patient was not administered tPA until later that night, at which point significant neurological damage had …  It is alleged that by delaying the administration of tPA, the treatment fell outside of the window of opportunity to prevent …

Stroke Missed by Primary Care Physician After Automotive Accident TPA Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-three-year-old obese male traffic police officer with a history of hypertension. While walking adjacent to the road, the officer was struck from behind by a motor vehicle traveling at ten to twelve miles/hour. He was seen by pa …

Stroke Patient Dies After Hospital Fails to Administer T-PA TPA Expert Case

Stroke Patient Dies After Hospital Fails to Administer T-PA

This case involves a fifty-year-old female patient with an unremarkable past medical history. The patient awoke one morning with difficulty speaking, left-sided face drop and left-sided weakness. She was rushed to the hospital by her husband. On admission, …

Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke Results in Total Left-Side Paralysis TPA Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-three-year-old male patient who presented to his family physician complaining of light-headedness and dizziness. The doctor examined the patient without doing a full neurological exam and sent him home with a prescription to trea …

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room TPA Expert Case

Stroke Goes Untreated in Emergency Room

…  clot in the left brain was made. The family was told that tPA could not be administered at this juncture due to the patient displaying …  patient was determined to be beyond the window period for tPA administration and as a result was only given aspirin, Aggrenox, and …

Delayed Treatment of Stroke Results in Untimely Death TPA Expert Case

Delayed Treatment of Stroke Results in Untimely Death

This case involves a fifty-nine-year-old male who presented to the ER with complaints of slurred speech, nausea, dizziness, and a brief loss of consciousness. The patient was then transferred to a tertiary care center for a suspected cerebrovascular event. …