Articles by Michael Morgenstern

Patient Severely Burned By IV Fluid Extravasation

This case is located in Mississippi and involves a 60-year-old male patient who was recovering in a surgical ICU following a surgical procedure. During his ICU admission, the nursing staff caused an extravasation of IV fluid into the patient’s right…

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Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer In High Risk Patient

This case takes place in South Dakota and involves a 65-year-old female (adopted / family history unknown) who had breast cancer (triple negative, mastectomies and chemo). Three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, she had mucus and blood in…

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Bariatric Surgery Patient Develops Sepsis And Dies

This case takes place in North Dakota and involves a 70-year-old male patient, with a past medical history of morbid obesity, who underwent placement of a Stomaphyx device (endoluminal gastric pouch reduction). About a year later, the Stomaphyx device was…

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Falling Merchandise Injures Customer In Big Box Retail Store

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a woman who was shopping in a wholesale store for restaurant supplies and food packaging. She was attempting to buy a large supply of takeout containers when a stack of supplies adjacent…

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Nursing Home Patient Falls Numerous Times, Breaking His Hip

This case involves an elderly patient who suffered from brain trauma and fell at a rehabilitation center. The patient presented to the ER with a subarachnoid hemorrhage with intraventricular hemorrhage from ruptured aneurism, with signs of hydrocephalus. He underwent coiling…

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Lack of Maintenance At Ice Skating Rink Leads To Injury

This sports management case takes place in Connecticut and involves a man who was injured while ice skating. The man was on the ice while his child was receiving an ice skating lesson. The man’s skate got caught in a hole…

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Misdiagnosis of C. Difficile and Sepsis Results in Patients Death

This case takes place in Minnesota and involves the death of an elderly female who passed away from Clostridium difficile colitis and sepsis. The plaintiff was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath, congestive heart failure and bilateral lower extremity…

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Emergency Room Misdiagnoses Patient With Chest Pain

This case involves a middle aged female with no past medical history. She was taken by EHS to an Emergency Room in the state of Nevada, with chest pain/chest burning, diaphoresis, and shortness of breath after riding her bike to work.…

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Slip and Fall On Concrete Debris In Hardware Store

Plaintiffs went to a hardware retailer in South Carolina to pick up some supplies for their business. The husband slipped on loose, dry concrete on the floor and fell. As a result of this fall, he alleges that he has…

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Stroke Risk Management Below Standard of Care in Patient With Atrial Fibrillation

This case takes place in Nevada and involves a 65-year-old woman who suffered a stroke secondary to clot in the setting atrial fibrillation. Her past medical history included hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrio-septal defect repair and obstructive sleep apnea which had been…

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