Yes, you can sue the doctor or hospital in Michigan that failed to diagnose the skull fracture. When a patient visits a hospital or doctor after an accident or traumatic brain injury to the head, and the doctor or hospital fails to diagnose a skull fracture, significant consequences to the patient can result, including permanent brain injury or even death. When the condition is timely diagnosed, it can often be treated with minimal injury or harm to the patient. Therefore, the failure to timely diagnose a skull fracture can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
To prove this type of case, it is necessary to establish that there was a reasonable basis to suspect the presence of the skull fracture and the fractures present to order a CT scant. It is also necessary to establish that a serious injury occurred due to the failure to identify the fracture and provide proper care.
If you or someone you know suffers permanent injuries due to the hospitals or doctors 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 lawyers at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.