Yes, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit if a patient dies to failure to diagnose vertebral artery dissection. When a patient visits a hospital or doctor after a Michigan accident, traumatic brain injury, or other force that jolts the head and neck, it can create a tear to the lining of the vertebral artery. When this occurs, blood leaks into the wall of the artery and can form a blood clot. Once the clot thickens enough, it can cut off blood supply and oxygen to the brain. If not promptly diagnosed and treated it can lead to death.
If you or someone you know has a lost a loved one due failure to diagnose a vertebral artery dissection, call our office immediately at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan medical malpractice wrongful death attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately obtaining and reviewing all the medical records to prove and win your case. Call now!