Articles by Dr. Faiza Jibril

Patient Develops Stevens-Johnson Syndrome After Being Prescribed Dilantin

This case involves a woman with a past medical history of epilepsy.  She was switched from her regular medication, Lamictal, to Dilantin/Phenytoin.  The patient developed a severe adverse reaction to the new medication resulting in the onset of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).  The…

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Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Opines on Spinal Surgery

This case involves a fifty-five-year-old male who underwent an anterior and posterior spinal fusion surgery for the treatment of an epidural abscess with spinal cord compression. According to the medical record, the procedure was conducted without incident, however, the patient sustained deleterious,…

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Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Comments on Total Knee Replacement

This case involves a sixty-five-year-old male patient who sustained work-related injuries to his right knee. After receiving conservative therapy, the patient underwent arthroscopy and finally a total knee replacement due to painful arthritis. Following the procedure, the patient had complaints of pain and…

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Urology Expert Witness Discusses Robotic Surgery Error

This case involves a sixty-five-year-old male patient who had a new onset prostate cancer and underwent a robotic assisted prostatectomy that was met with significant complication. The patient had a prior history of an exploratory laparotomy with extensive gastrointestinal manipulation and resection of…

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Anesthesiology Expert Witness Explains Intraoperative Positioning

This case involves a forty-five-year-old female patient who underwent a total knee replacement procedure and sustained significant complications immediately following surgery that were unrelated to the surgical site. The patient complained of bilateral hand numbness in the postoperative recovery room. The patient received a…

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Family Medicine Expert Witness Discusses Pregnant Patient’s Work-Up

This case involves a pregnant female who presented to labor and delivery to be evaluated by her primary care/perinatology physician for abdominal pain. She previously had issues becoming pregnant, but was able to conceive after using Bravelle. At the time…

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Pharmaceutical Expert Witness Opines on Methotrexate Toxicity

This case involves a twenty-four-year-old male who underwent a kidney transplantation. The patient was on dialysis and immunosuppressive therapy. He also had hypertension due to his renal manifestations. To manage his hypertension, his primary care physician prescribed the patient minoxidil…

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Neurology Expert Witness Evaluates Failure to Diagnose Brain Tumor

This case involves an eight-month-old infant female who presented to her pediatrician with obstructive hydrocephalus due to a brainstem pilomyxoid astrocytoma. Prior to the neoplasm, the patient was otherwise healthy, meeting all developmental milestones at appropriate dates. At each visit,…

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Nursing Expert Witness Discusses Post-Partum Chorioamnionitis

This case involves a twenty-seven-year-old postpartum patient who presented to labor and delivery with chorioamnionitis. She was being treated as an outpatient after delivery with oral antibiotics. Four to five days after delivery, the patient developed shortness of breath. A…

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General Surgery Expert Witness Opines on Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy

This case involves a thirty-eight-year-old female who has a past medical history of diverticulosis. Her condition was managed conservatively for close to eight years. She underwent a colonoscopy for the above matter, and an incidental finding of a polyp was…

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