Yes, if a patient suffers permanent brain injury from failure to diagnose skull fracture, a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. A skull fracture is typically diagnosed by CT Scan, X-ray, or similar radiology study. When a patient presents to the hospital with the possibility of a fractured skull from a Michigan accident, the medical personnel should look at several indicators to determine if a CT Scan is necessary. Doctors should also carefully evaluate the patient and perform a manual examination for any type of bone deformity.
When a patient is not diagnosed or timely diagnosed with a skull fracture, serious injuries, including permanent brain injury can result. If the patient suffers brain injury due to this failure of diagnosis, they do have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent Michigan hospital or doctor. These type of lawsuits require an expert medical malpractice attorney who specializes in these types of cases.
If you or someone you know suffers permanent brain injuries due to the failure to diagnose a skull fracture, you should call our lawyers immediately so that we can fully investigate your medical malpractice case. Call our top rated experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.