Articles by Cody Porcoro

Experts in Fibroid Treatment Opine on Myomectomy Procedure

A patient with a history of uterine fibroid issues sued her gynecologist for negligence after discovering she had been diagnosed with uterine cancer in the aftermath of a myomectomy. Even after she had undergone the myomectomy to reduce the fibroids…

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Poor Health Conditions in Elementary School Results in Numerous Ill Students

This case involves the impact of unsanitary conditions for students who attended an elementary school in downtown Detroit. These conditions included the presence of mold in sinks; non- functioning toilets that caused students to be exposed to human waste; lack…

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Woman Dies After Suffering a Stroke Following Persistent Hypertension

This case involves a 54-year old woman with a history of obesity, who suffered a previous stroke at the age of 43. Since the stroke, she was treated by a nephrologist and would undergo annual physical evaluations. 7 years after…

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Radiofrequency Ablation Patient Suffers Cerebral Hypoxia

This case involves a middle aged man who underwent radiofrequency ablation to treat arthritis pain. During the procedure, the patient was reported to have an abnormally declining heart rate and within minutes coded. Surgeons stopped the procedure and attempted to…

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Peritoneal Dialysis Patient is Killed by Overfill of Intraperitoneal Volume

This case involves a 52-year-old man who was receiving home peritoneal dialysis treatments after suffering from an acute kidney injury after a motorcycle accident. While undergoing dialysis he became ill and his daughter immediately rushed him to the hospital. However,…

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Dialysis Patient is Placed on Antibiotics Despite Known Allergy

This case involves a 65-year-old woman with acute renal failure who underwent a kidney transplant. Prior to the transplant, the patient used a peritoneal dialysis catheter. She contracted pneumonia 6 months prior to the operation and was placed on antibiotics,…

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Poorly Placed Tracheostomy Tube Causes Patient Death

This case involves a young man who was involved in a severe car accident and needed to be placed on a tracheostomy tube. After a day of being on the tracheostomy tube, the respiratory therapist noticed his oxygen saturation started…

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Defective Penile Implant Leads to Incontinence Requiring Revision Surgery

This case involves the improper placement of an artificial urinary sphincter and an inflatable penile prosthesis in a 46-year-old. The plaintiff underwent a prostatectomy and extensive bladder neck reconstruction. However, after the procedures, the patient suffered from urinary incontinence and…

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IUD Perforates Woman’s Uterus Following Implantation

This case involves a 34-year-old woman who had just given birth to her second child. She presented to her physician shortly after delivery for sterilization options. After consultation, the physician inserted a Mirena IUD. However, the following year, the patient…

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Knee Implant Recipient Suffers Opening of Wound After Surgery

This case involves a elderly man who underwent a left total knee replacement. Two days after surgery, the student nurse had him try to stand up. However, the patient did not have his knee brace on and nerve block was…

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