Malfunctioning Transformer Causes Severe Electric Shock

Cody Porcoro

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— Updated on January 5, 2018

This case involves an adolescent who was playing soccer with her brother when she suffered an electric shock by a transformer box. She was immediately taken to the hospital where she was treated for third degree burns and an injury from falling after the electrocution. Although she recovered from her injuries, two years after the electrocution, she began to suffer from depression and anxiety.

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  • 1. Can you opine on the long-term sequelae of electric shock?

Expert Witness Response E-012625

I have managed patients with electrocution, and am familiar with the short and long term consequences. I have managed these patients in the ER, ICU, and clinic. I have lectured extensively on neurological emergencies, including electrocution.

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