Articles by Cody Porcoro

Financial Firm is Accused of Mismanaging 401(k) Funds

This case involves allegations against a large financial and banking firm in relation to the management of several 401k plans. It was alleged that the defendant caused plan participants to pay excessive fees for administrative services that were not actually…

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Unsafe Surge Protector Spontaneously Combusts in College Dorm

A college student was killed in his apartment after a defective surge protector caused a fire while he slept. Though the fire damaged the apartment unit badly, the serial number of the surge protector was able to be retrieved, and…

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Tribology Expert Opines on Zimmer Hip Device After Patient Diagnosed with Metallosis

This case involves a 67-year-old former construction worker with a history of osteoarthritis. The patient was previously taking medication for his joint pain while working, but after retiring, he continued to suffer severe pain in his hip. After consulting a…

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Balcony Collapse Incites Contracting Lawsuit

When a balcony collapse resulted in the death and injury of multiple individuals, the building contractor’s maintenance of the supporting joists and erosion control was brought into question. A following investigation concluded that the wooden joists supporting the balcony were…

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Nurse Practitioner Expert Discusses Treatment for Malignant Hypertension

This case involves a 67-year-old woman who had a past medical history of hypertension and diabetes who presented to the emergency department with numbness on the left side of the body and blurred vision. Her blood pressure on arrival was…

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Circuit Board Expert Comments on Exploding Dishwashers

A costly lawsuit was brought against a large American manufacturer of dishwashers after one of its machines exploded and killed the child of a suburban family. The child had been unsupervised in the kitchen while the dishwasher began to overheat,…

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Injection Molding Accident Leads to Amputation

This case involves an engineer who was injured while using a Newbury Injection Molding Machine. She was not properly instructed on any safety precautions or procedures prior to working with the machine. Her employer instructed her to reach into the…

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Woman Suffers Stroke After Temporarily Halting Xarelto

This case involves a 60-year-old woman who suffered from atrial fibrillation for which her cardiologist had prescribed her Xarelto. She planned to undergo an outpatient colonoscopy procedure after experiencing lower abdominal pain, and the gastroenterologist informed patient that she should…

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Delayed Diagnoses of Brain Cancer Prevents Effective Treatment

This case involves a 48-year-old man who presented to his ENT with dizziness and vertigo. The following week, the ENT ordered a CT scan of the brain with contrast which was read as normal. Following the CT scan, the ENT…

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Botched Episiotomy Leads to Ongoing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

This case involves a female patient who had been bought to the hospital after going into labor with her second child. During delivery, multiple maneuvers had to be made to deliver the the child, and a large episiotomy was done…

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