Vertigo is the fourteenth episode of the second season and the 32nd overall episode of Code Black.

Short SummaryEdit

After pulling a double shift, Mario risks his own life when he follows Willis to a construction site where two brothers are trapped on a crane 300 feet above the ground. Also, Leanne treats the wife of an orthopedist from Angels Memorial who is brought into the ER with mysterious injuries.

Full SummaryEdit


  • Leanne Rorish
  • Will Campbell
  • Rollie Guthrie
  • Angus Leighton
  • Mario Savetti
  • Jesse Sallander
  • Ethan Willis
  • Mr. Hazelton
  • Elliot Dixon
  • Noa Kean
  • Ross Blackwell
  • Judith Blackwell
  • Jorge Delgado
  • Emma Easton
  • Ariel Braeden
  • Robbie Delgado
  • Brianna Hazelton
  • Lily Blackwell
  • Olivia Jones
  • Kathryn Jones
  • Fire Chief
  • Firefighter
  • Construction Worker
  • Ira
  • Medic #1
  • Medic #2
  • Medic #3
  • News Reporter
  • Drunk Woman

Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Drunk WomanEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Boil
  • Treatment:
    • Lancing
    • Antibiotics

A drunk woman was in the ER with a large boil on her neck. Elliot lanced it so it could drain. He also said he'd give her antibiotics and she'd need to get it checked in a couple days.

Emma EastonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Eye irritation
    • Throat irritation
  • Treatment:
    • Rinsing
    • Breathing treatment

Emma, 14, came into the ER after pepper spray was put in the HVAC of the classroom she was in. It burned her eyes and throat. They used soda to relieve the pain in her eyes. She was later told that there was no permanent damage to her eyes and the pain would subside.

Olivia JonesEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Eye irritation
    • Broken leg
  • Treatment:
    • Traction

Olivia, 14, had burns to her throat after exposure to pepper spray. Her leg was also broken and displaced because she got trampled in the panic. They used traction to reduce her leg back into place. She was told she'd need to use crutches for a few weeks, then she'd need minor surgery.

Mr. HazeltonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Respiratory distress
    • Arrhythmia
  • Treatment:
    • Continuous breathing treatment

Mr. Hazelton came into the ER in respiratory distress after exposure to pepper spray. He had a history of asthma and the pepper spray exacerbated it. They gave him a breathing treatment and intubated him. He later developed an arrhythmia because of his breathing treatment. They were able to convert his rhythm and shock him back to sinus.

Jorge DelgadoEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Crush injuries
  • Treatment:

Jorge was trapped by a construction drum up on a crane. It was pushing down on his chest, crushing him. They weren't able to move the cable to relieve any of the pressure, so they had to amputate his brother's arm on the other end so they could lift the drum and release him. Then they took him to the hospital.

Robbie DelgadoEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Crushed arm
  • Treatment:
    • Amputation

Robbie, 32, was trapped on a construction site. His arm was trapped and bleeding. In order to save Robbie and Jorge, they had to amputate Robbie's arm. Once his arm was amputated, they pulled him out and took him to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, he developed an air embolism, so they moved him onto his side to buy them time to get him to the hospital. He went into arrest before they arrived. In the ER, they ran a catheter into his heart to remove the air. They were successful and he stabilized. He later woke up.

Judith BlackwellEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Blunt head trauma
    • Scalp laceration
    • Arthritis
  • Treatment:
    • Percocet

Judith, 63, was found unconscious at the bottom of the stairs in her house. She had head trauma and a bleeding scalp laceration. She also smelled heavily of alcohol. She said her hands had hurt from arthritis, so she took a percocet and then had wine with dinner. Her husband asked to take her home quickly, but Leanne insisted on keeping her for tests. Her CT showed several old fractures that indicated abuse. Judith denied any abuse. It later came out that she was being beaten by her daughter.


  • Diagnosis:
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:

Ira was in the hospital after exposure to pepper spray.

Ross BlackwellEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Carotid artery dissection
  • Treatment:
    • TPA

Ross had what looked like a stroke in the ER. An ultrasound showed carotid artery dissection. He also had bruising on his chest from being beaten. They had to give him TPA at the site of the clot to break it up. They were able to break up the clot and he recovered.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 5.68 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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