Cynthia Adae Case Summary

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Nessa G. Cynthia A. Adae v. University of Cincinnati, Case No. 2007-08228 10/3/17 Cynthia Adae was taken to Clinton Memorial Hospital on June 28, 2006. She was taken to the hospital with back and chest pain. A doctor concluded that she was at high risk for acute coronary syndrome. She was transferred to the Clinton Memorial hospital emergency room. She reported to have pain for two or three weeks and that the pain started in her back or her chest. The pain sometimes increased with heavy breathing and sometimes radiated down her left arm. Cynthia said she had a high fever of 103 to 104 degrees. When she was in the emergency room her temperature was 99.3, she had a heart rate of 140, but her blood …show more content…

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  • Explains that nessa g. cynthia a. adae was taken to clinton memorial hospital with back and chest pain and was at high risk for acute coronary syndrome. the er physician, david c. lee, ordered medications, diagnostic tests, and blood cultures.
  • Explains that cynthia's chest pain was musculoskeletal and her ekg, cardiac enzymes, blood test, and blood sugar were normal. dr. bain ordered a ct scan of her chest, abdomen, lab work and thyroid testing.
  • Describes how cynthia's husband telephoned dr. avera about her hospitalization and relayed that she was suffering from continuing pain. she was seen by tao nguyen, m.d.
  • Describes how cynthia was unable to get an appointment with dr. avera until wednesday july 5, 2006 but the evening before july 4 she began to have flu-like symptoms.
  • Explains that cynthia suffered significant injuries and was rendered physically and mentally disabled at the age of 50. cynthia's attorneys sued the university of cincinnati for providing education, training, and experience to family practice residents at clinton memorial hospital.
  • Explains that cynthia underwent a decompressive laminectomy of t1-t6 with the evacuation of the abscess on july 6 and was rendered incomplete paraplegic.
  • States that appellees filed a medical malpractice action in the clinton county court of common pleas against clinton memorial hospital. they alleged that dr. bain's negligence was the sole proximate cause of her damages.

Dr.Bain ordered a CT scan of Cynthia’s chest to rule out a possibility of an aneurism. Dr. Bain also did another CT scan of Cynthia’s abdomen to evaluate her liver. Additional lab work and thyroid testing was done. Around 5:00pm she was discharged with instructions to follow up with her primary care physician Leah Avera, M.D within one week. In Cynthia’s discharge summary that was signed by Dr. Pesante, states, in part, "it just seems like Cynthia’s problem may have more so been either some kind of infectious process or possibly a thyroid …show more content…

Adae Cynthia’s husband telephoned Dr. Avera about Cynthia’s hospitalization and relayed that she was suffering from continuing pain. Upon Dr. Avera's recommendation that he should transport his wife to the Middletown Regional Hospital emergency room, where Cynthia was seen by Tao Nguyen, M.D. They started by giving Cynthia a CT scan of her chest and head, which ended up being negative result for pulmonary embolism but it did reveal a sinus infection. Dr. Nguyen requested copies of her medical records from Clinton memorial hospital but Clinton’s record department was closed for the weekend. Dr. Nguyen discussed Cynthia’s case with Dr. Avera and instructed her to follow up with Dr. Avera on Monday, July 3. She was discharged with a prescription for pain medication. On the same day laboratory reported to a resident on duty that Cynthia’s blood cultures were showing gram positive cocci in clusters. The next day the laboratory reported to Dr.Pesante the Cynthia’s blood cultures were positive for staphylococcus aureus. Neither the resident on duty nor Dr. Pesante contacted Dr. Bain or the attending physician on-call about Cynthia’s blood culture results. The trial court found it unclear whether any Clinton memorial hospital employee attempted to contact appellees or Dr. Avera. Dr. Avera said if he would have learned of the positive blood culture she would have admitted her immediately to hospital and would have empirically started her on antibiotics and then

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