Articles by Cody Porcoro

Electrical Engineering Expert Opines on Electrocution of Utility Worker

This case involves a fatal electrocution accident involving a team of utility workers who were tasked with repairing a downed power line. At the time of the incident in question, the crew had been dispatched by the utility company to…

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Trust Beneficiaries Accuse Trustee of Breach in Fiduciary Duty

This case involves a trust that was established by a man in the American Midwest for his children. After the man divorced his first wife and remarried, he named his new wife as the trustee. After several years, the property…

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Psychiatry Expert Opines on Patient Suicide While Under Hospital Care

This case involves the suicide of a 15 year old female. The patient began to exhibit tendencies towards self-harm after the death of her mother, and was brought to the hospital for psychiatric treatment by her father. While in the…

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Airplane Passenger With Pre-Existing Condition is Injured by Falling Luggage

This case involves a woman who was injured when another passenger’s bag fell on his leg during a flight. The woman had a past medical history of DVT and was being treated with anticoagulants at the time of the incident.…

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Catastrophic Roof Collapse During Car Accident Allegedly Caused by Defective Structural Components

This case involves a 2012 model year sedan that was involved in a fatal crash. At the time of the incident in question, the car was occupied by five members of a family on their way to a new year’s…

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Insurance Expert Opines on Alleged Bad Faith Dealings by Long Term Care Coverage Provider

This case relates to an individual and his family, who claims that he is  entitled to long term care benefits because of his inability to perform certain activities of daily living following a stroke. The insurance firm denied benefits to…

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Botched Bariatric Surgery Causes Permanent Inability to Swallow

This case involves a man in his 40’s who underwent lap band surgery. Immediately after surgery was concluded, the patient realized that he could not swallow. Despite a revision surgery, the patient was still unable to swallow and has not been…

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Negligence by Road Crew Allegedly Causes Wildfire

This case involves a fire which was allegedly sparked by a power line that came into contact with a tree, resulting in a wildfire that spread across numerous ranches and homes in Montana. After an investigation, it was determined that…

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Marathon Participant Suffers Brain Damage Due to Mismanaged Intubation

This case involves a middle-aged woman who passed out during a marathon. EMTs responded and intubated the patient before transporting her to a nearby hospital. After arrival at the hospital, it was determined that the patient had been intubated into…

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Actuarial Sciences Expert Discusses Excessive Insurance Charges

This case involves an alleged breach of contract by a major life insurance provider. The plaintiff was an owner of a universal life insurance product that featured a “cost of insurance” charge that is deducted from an account that the…

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