Articles by Cody Porcoro

Ophthalmology Experts Discuss Tragic Outcome of Eye Surgery

An ophthalmologist was named in a malpractice lawsuit after one of his patients passed away from a blepharoplasty procedure to correct a deformity in her right eyelid. The patient had a past medical history of hypercoagulability; she was an amputee…

Posted on in

OB-GYN Sued for Fibroid Miscount

This legal case concerned a patient who had developed eight uterine fibroids and required a myomectomy to remove the tissue. During the myomectomy, there was a miscount between the number of uterine fibroids removed and the number indicated in earlier…

Posted on in

Failed Balloon Angioplasty Allegedly Facilitated Patient Death

This lawsuit concerns a middle-aged mother who suffered an acute myocardial infusion after experiencing a sharp deprivation of circulating blood in her body. She was quickly taken to the operating room, where a surgeon performed a balloon angioplasty through the…

Posted on in

Botched Vasectomy Leads to Significant Bleeding and Infection

This case involves a 49-year-old male patient from Michigan who underwent a vasectomy. Within an hour of the procedure, the patient called about brisk bleeding, but the doctor did not seem concerned and told him to call if the problem…

Posted on in

Elective Vasectomy Leads to Chronic Pain Syndrome

This case involves a patient who underwent an elective vasectomy. He started to experience pain for 3 days after his procedure and went to see the surgeon. The surgeon told him the pain should subside, and in the meantime instructed…

Posted on in

Doctor Severs Nerve During Reverse Vasectomy

This case involves a 43-year-old patient who had a reverse vasectomy after consulting his partner. However, soon after the procedure he started to experience severe testicular pain and swelling. It was found he had developed a hematoma in his scrotum…

Posted on in

Vasectomy Reversal Impedes Blood Flow to Patient’s Testicle

This case involves a male patient who underwent a reverse vasectomy. For 2 days after the procedure, the patient experienced continuous pain and incontinence. He called the hospital multiple times but was only told to take pain medication. On the…

Posted on in

Premature Infant is Killed by Untreated Pulmonary Infection

This case involves a 12-day-old infant born a week premature in Florida. The infant was hospitalized for 5 days due to a hemolytic disease requiring phototherapy. Two days following discharge, the patient presented to the emergency department having multiple episodes…

Posted on in

Patient Suffers Facial Blistering Following Phototherapy Session

This case involves a 29-year-old woman with complaints of persistent acne on her face. She presented to her dermatologist who recommended blue light phototherapy. During the first treatment she was instructed to wear goggles and a type of helmet before…

Posted on in

Vasectomy Leads to Large Hematoma

This case involves a 37-year-old male who underwent a vasectomy. The surgeon noted there was a prominent blood vessel in close approximation to the vas deferens that took extra time to control. The day after the operation, the patient presented…

Posted on in