Articles by Dr. Faiza Jibril

Excessive Pain Medication Administered to Patient With Advanced Liver Disease Results in Death

This case involves a fifty-five-year-old male patient with a past medical history significant for hepatic cirrhosis and liver dysfunction. The patient was admitted to a local hospital for confusion and slurred speech that was attributed to evolving encephalopathy, ascites, and…

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Orthopedic Surgeon Fails to Secure Surgical Plates During Ankle Fracture Repair

This case involves a forty-seven-year-old female patient who sustained a severe compound fracture of the ankle joint. The operating physician performed an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation), with the placement of a surgical plate but the decision for surgical screw…

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Patient Discharged With Untreated Hepatic Abscess

This case involves a forty-five-year-old female who presented to the emergency room with a history of severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. A CT scan of her abdomen revealed a non-specific vascular liver lesion. At the time of diagnosis, the…

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Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Leads to Distant Internal Organ Metastasis

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old female patient who was seeing an OBGYN for routine tests to screen for cervical and breast cancer. The physical exam was unremarkable but a mammogram performed the same day showed prominent architectural markings of nodularity…

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Patient Has Pulmonary Embolism Following Knee Replacement

This case involves a female patient who had her leg amputated following a complication of an outpatient knee arthroscopy. During the procedure, there were a number of vascular issues leading to the decision to amputate her leg.  The patient is now…

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Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Leads to Metastasis

This case involves a fifty-two-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room complaining of an irritating cough for the past three months. The patient had a family history significant for lung cancer on both the maternal and paternal sides.…

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Cardiologist Expert Witness Discusses Mismanagement of Multiple Cardiovascular Abnormalities

This case involves an eighty-one-year-old male who passed away due to cardiovascular disease.  His autopsy report stated that the cause of death was due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, aortic disease, and mitral valve disease. Months prior to his death, he visited…

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Missed Diagnosis of Meningitis Leads to Patient’s Death

This case involves a forty-one-year-old female who presented to the emergency room at the request of her primary care physician for severe persistent headaches. CT head reports were normal and a lumbar puncture was also negative, however initial blood work revealed an elevated…

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Physician Performs Unnecessary Procedure on Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This case involves a young Caucasian female who presented to her physician with Carpal Tunnel Syndrom (CTS), derived from a workplace environment with below-standard ergonomics. The patient presented with right wrist pain and paresthesias in the fingers bilaterally, right to…

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Stryker Orthopedics Hip Replacement Device Poisons Patient

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old male who underwent a right total hip arthroplasty.  The patient subsequently leached cobalt out of the Stryker Trident ceramic replacement device, causing toxic levels to enter the bloodstream. The resultant cobalt poisoning lead to the following…

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