Articles by Cody Porcoro

Biopsy Procedure Causes Severe Injuries in Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis

This case involves a male patient with a history of ankylosing spondylitis, who was found to have a small mass in his liver. The decision was made to biopsy the mass, and an anesthesiologist determined that general anesthesia would be…

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Parking Lot Safety Expert Opines on Accident Caused by Dangerous Speed Bump

This case involves a man who suffered substantial injuries after tripping on a dangerous speed bump. At the time of the incident in question, the man was returning to his car with several bags of groceries in hand. The man…

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OSHA Expert Discusses Fatal Rock Crusher Accident at Quarry

This case involves an individual who was fatally injured when a rock crusher malfunctioned. He was operating a rock crusher while working in the course and scope of his employment at a large rock quarry. While he was operating the…

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Patient Requires Skin Graft After Cryotherapy

This case involves the removal of actinic keratosis with cryotherapy by a physician’s assistant on the right arm of a 67-year-old male patient with an arteriovenous fistula. Over a period of 3 weeks, the wound on the right arm began…

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Dermatologist Neglects to Perform Skin Biopsy Prior to Cryotherapy

This case involves a 62-year-old woman from Seattle who had a keratotic nodule that was being treated using cryotherapy for the course of a year. She never underwent a skin biopsy before or anytime during her treatment. After the treatment…

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Dermatologist Fails to Diagnose Skin Cancer Before Cryotherapy

This case involves a 48-year-old man, with a history of psoriasis, who went to his dermatologist to receive treatment for his skin tags. The dermatologist chose to use cryotherapy, but failed to perform a skin biopsy before starting the treatment.…

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Elderly Woman Suffers Stroke After Cataract Surgery

This case involves a 72-year-old woman with astigmatism who went to her ophthalmologist for cataract surgery. She came in the morning for the operation, and during preliminary preparation the ophthalmologist found that the eye pressure was abnormally high. However, he…

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Elderly Patient Suffers Second Stroke Shortly After Being Discharged

This case involves a man in his early 70s, with a history of smoking, who suffered a stroke while at a restaurant. The patient was immediately taken to the hospital with significantly high blood pressure. He spent a week in…

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Neurologist Expert Opines on Causation of Cerebral Stroke

This case involves a man in his mid 40s who presented to the ER early in the morning. He had an acute onset of nausea and a severe headache. Additionally, he had an elevated blood pressure and was struggling to…

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Stroke Telemedicine Experts Opine on Dual Medication Usage for Hypertensive Crisis

This case involves a 56-year-old woman, who had a past medical history of hypertension and high cholesterol, was on a bicycle ride with her son when she started to experience blurred vision and sudden weak muscles. Soon after she presented…

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