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Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child

This case involves a young child with multiple cardiac issues. The mother of the┬ápatient called the cardiologist’s office after her child had been nasally congested for several days. There was a miscommunication between the mother, fellow in training, and the…

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Delayed Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion Mistaken for Epididymitis

A 34-year-old male presented to the emergency room with sudden onset left sided groin pain that he rated as an 8/10 in intensity. The pain was constant and was described to be sharp in character but did not radiate anywhere.…

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Valve Replacement Surgery Leads to Massive Heart Attack

This case involves a 50-year-old female patient with no significant past medical history aside from a mitral valve heart defect that needed to be repaired surgically. The surgeon opted to use a new annuloplasty Myxo Ring, Edwards Lifesciences Model 5100…

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Failure to Perform ECG as Part of Triage Protocol Leads to Death

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient that presented to her family doctors office with nonspecific chest pain. According to reports from the parents, the doctor performed a very brief physical exam and diagnosed the patient with a viral upper…

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Antibiotics Prescription Issue Involving Treatment for Endocarditis

This case involves a 69-year-old female with a long medical history including: ┬áDM, COPD, CAD, HTN, hyperlipidemia, lung cancer with wedge resection, AVR, and MVR. She presented to the hospital with complaints of lethargy and dizziness that persisted for one…

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Infection in Pediatric Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt: 40% of Shunts Fail Within the First 6 Months

This case involves a 6-month-old who was born prematurely and diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth. A ventricular shunt was placed within the first week of life but several infections and malfunctions of the shunt ensued over the course of the…

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Inability to Reverse Colostomy Due to Poor/Friable Rectal Tissue

This case involves a 31-year-old female with a past medical history of HTN, DM, OSA, and Obesity. The patient had been struggling with complicated diverticulitis that subsequently resulted in a perforated bowel with several abscess formations that were initially treated…

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12 Hour Delay in Bowel Perforation Diagnosis, Patient Becomes Septic

This case involves a woman who underwent an outpatient hysteroscopic myomectomy for the resection of uterine fibroids. She was discharged home but had an episode of intense abdominal pain that prompted her to return to the ER. A CT of…

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What Is an Expert Witness?

Expert Witness Definition Testimonies from expert witnesses can have a tremendous influence on the final decision of the judge. As such, the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) 702 strictly outlines the admissibility standards of experts. Rule 702 lists specific definitions…

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Emergency Room Waiting Debacle is Alive and Well

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient that presented to her family doctor’s office with nonspecific chest pain. According to reports from the parents, the doctor performed a very brief physical exam and diagnosed the patient with a viral upper…

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