Articles by Cody Porcoro

Patient Undergoes Multiple Rounds of IVF Despite Non-Viable Eggs

This case involves a 35-year-old female and a 42-year-old male. The male patient previously underwent a vasectomy 6 years prior, but had it successfully reversed. After attempting to conceive for almost a year, they were referred to a fertility clinic.…

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Vasectomy Patient Impregnates Partner Despite Assurances of Procedure’s Success

This case involves a patient who underwent a vasectomy. A laboratory study 5 months later revealed 93% non-movement in his semen and the urologist told him that this result meant that he could engage in intercourse without birth control and…

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Botched Vasectomy Forces Patient to Undergo Epididymectomy

This case involves a 52-year-old male patient who presented to his urologist’s office for a vasectomy. Before the operation, there was some discussion concerning a possible growth on one of his testicles. The patient indicated he never had pain in…

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Gastroenterology Expert Discusses Delayed Treatment of Suspected Bowel Obstruction

This case involves an elderly female who had been a resident in a nursing home for several months before the events of the incident in question. The patient had recently become bedridden due to an unrelated illness, and it was…

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Dentistry Expert Opines on Negligent Tooth Extraction

This case involves an elderly male patient who wanted to improve his smile by removing his remaining teeth and using dentures. After the extraction and trial use of the dentures, the doctor told him that he had severe bone loss,…

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Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Comments on Employment Prospects for Injured Welder

This case involves an individual employed as a welder at a large scale metal fabricator. On the date of the incident in question, the man was assisting with the assembly of a large, prefabricated steel component for an observation tower.…

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Electrical Explosion in Warehouse Causes Significant Burns

This case involves a man who was injured while attempting to perform electrical work for a large warehouse owned by an international logistics company. The man was working in a confined area in the lower level of the building and…

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Inexperienced Resident Allegedly Causes Amniotic Fluid Embolism

A hospital’s standard of care was brought into question when a patient died from amniotic fluid embolism during the death of her third child. The case alleged that an inexperienced resident had ruptured the patient’s water bag when it was…

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Emergency Medicine Physician Opines on Delayed Diagnosis of Brain Tumor

This case involves a child in Virginia who was seen by  pediatrician with complaints of vomiting and sore throat. The child was treated with antibiotics, as well as additional medication for pain and vomiting, and sent home. A few days later,…

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Electronics Experts Evaluate Hybrid Vehicle Patent Dispute

This automotive electronics case involves a patent dispute in Michigan regarding certain electrical control systems used by a major manufacturer of hybrid vehicles. The technology in question assists in the efficient allocation of electrical energy to the vehicle’s drivetrain, and prevents…

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