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Michigan Misdiagnosis of a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Our Michigan medical misdiagnosis malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle medical error lawsuits against hospitals and doctors in cases involving a subarachnoid hemorrhage. These errors often result in significant permanent injuries to the patient.  If the delay in diagnosis is too lengthy, the patient can suffer a permanent brain injury or even death.  The results can be devastating to the patient and the family.

A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space.  A subarachnoid hemorrhage can be caused by a several conditions, including from bleeding from a cerebral aneurysm, a head injury, the use of blood thinners, or an unknown cause (also called idiopathic).

Symptoms of a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

The main symptoms of a subarachnoid hemorrhage include a severe, sudden headache and is often describes as the “worst headache ever.”  Other symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood and personality changes, like confusion and irritability
  • Seizure
  • Stiff neck
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Pupil size difference
  • Seizure

A patient may have some, or a number of these symptoms, at the time of presentation to an emergency department or physician’s office.

Failure to Diagnose Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Physicians are trained to suspect an subarachnoid hemorrhage when the patient presents to them with the signs and symptoms of the condition.  Timely diagnosis is important to prevent permanent damage. Tests used to diagnose the condition include a CT Scan or MRI of the brain, and cerebral angiography, or a Transcranial Doppler ultrasound to look at the blood flow in the arteries of the brain.  Medicines are also given through IV to control blood pressure and pain medications are often prescribed as well.

If diagnosed in a timely manner, significant damage and injury can be avoided with proper surgical treatment.  This treatment is intended to remove large collections of blood or relieve pressure on the brain and to repair the aneurysm if it due to an aneurysm repair. The goal is to eliminate or reduce the pressure that the abscess is putting on the spinal cord to prevent further loss of function.

When a doctor or hospital fails to diagnose a subarachnoid hemorrhage, it can give rise to the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.  Our experienced medical malpractice legal team reviews the entire patient medical records and discusses the signs and symptoms with a board-certified physician to determine whether the condition was properly diagnosed and whether appropriate treatment was started in a timely manner.

Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. In cases involving death, the limitations period may be extended in certain circumstances.  If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.

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We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice in cases involving subarachnoid hemorrhages. Patients  and their families injured by a medical mistake should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.

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