Yes, you can file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit for the misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess of the brain. Physicians are trained to suspect an epidural abscess of the brain when the patient presents to them with the signs and symptoms of the condition. Timely daignosis is important to prevent permanent damage. Tests used to diagnose the condition include a blood culture, complete blood count, and a CT Scan or MRI of the head.
If the doctor or hospital diagnoses in a timely manner, significant damage and injury can be avoided with proper treatment. However, when a doctor or hospital fails to diagnose an epidural abscess of the brain, also known as intracranial epidural abscess, significant permanent injuries to the patient can result. If the delay in diagnosis is too lengthy, the patient can suffer a permanent brain injury or even death. If this happens, the patient, or the patients family, does have means for a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor or hospital who misdiagnosed the patient.