Articles by Cody Porcoro

Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke After Pancreas Transplant Causes Serious Injuries

This case involves a 32-year-old woman, who underwent a pancreas transplant. The following year, a cyst was found on her pancreas and she went to the hospital for a pancreas biopsy. During the biopsy, the small intestine was perforated and…

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Root Canal Experts Discuss Over-Extrusion During Operation

A male patient lost all his teeth after a root canal, causing him to sue his surgeon for inducing over-extrusion during the procedure. The surgeon had attempted to inject the patient with sodium hypochlorite but, while attempting to become accustomed…

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Experts in Spinal Disk Repair Opine on Abnormal Side Effects

An Orthopedic Surgeon was sued for an incomplete laminectomy of his patient’s spine, as an attempt to remedy a disk extrusion caused his patient years of medical trouble. The extrusion had occurred years prior when the patient attempted work-related heavy…

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Talc Silicate Allegedly Harms Miners’ Health

A lawsuit over health issues sustained by mining workers in talc mines launched an investigation into the mineral and silicate combinations of typical mines. Allegedly, the health issues arose from the mining of talc that contained asbestos, with numerous workers…

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Experts in Materials Exposure Opine on Engineer’s Cancer

An aerospace engineer with over twenty years in the workforce retired due to multiple health complications that were allegedly caused by his regular exposure to silica and other powder metal toxins. He contracted cancer, Hepatitis B, and numerous other health…

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Cable Manufacturing Company Sued for Construction Accident

A crane operator in charge of dredging and moving dynamic loads off the coastline was severely injured when a cable snapped, causing him traumatic brain injury. The operator was in the cage of the crane, helping to pull pipeline from…

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Forensic Imaging Expert Discusses Carbon Fiber Scanning

An experienced archer was severely injured after using a brand of carbon fiber arrows, causing him to sue the manufacturing company for selling an allegedly faulty product. After buying six new carbon fiber arrows, the archer began to test them…

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Biomechanics Expert Opines on Death of Construction Worker

The use of a aerial lift to install a dynamic load of cross braces on open webbed steel joists went fatally awry when the operator was fatally pinned while attempting to secure the braces. The operator had been working alone,…

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Delay of Cardiovascular Surgery Causes Multiple Amputations

This case involves an elderly woman with a past medical history of diabetes and on peritoneal dialysis for end stage renal disease. She presented to a local hospital with complaints of lower abdominal pain. She was not seen immediately, but…

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Malfunctioning Transformer Causes Severe Electric Shock

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…

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