Our Michigan medical misdiagnosis lawyers represent victims of medical mistakes in cases involving diagnosis errors in patients with cerebral aneurysm. These lawsuits are filed against physicians and hospitals who fail to make a timely diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm in a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of the condition. These misdiagnosis errors can result in significant permanent injuries, including brain damage, to the patient and even death in some cases in which the condition is not timely diagnosed or treated. In cases involving the untimely death of the patient, we pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the surviving family members.
An aneurysm is a swelling or ballooning of a vessel that can occur if the blood vessel is damaged or weakened. As blood pressure increases or time passes, the blood vessel can balloon outwards at the damaged or weakened spot. If pressure continues, the blood vessel can rupture, which can result in hemorrhaging (bleeding). If the hemorrhage is severe, stroke or death may result. An aneurysm can occur suddenly, or it can evolve over time.
Failure to Diagnose Cerebral Aneurysms
Physicians are trained to suspect a cerebral aneurysm when the patient presents to them with the signs and symptoms of the condition. These symptoms may include a severe headache, light sensitivity, nausea, seizure, vomiting, pupil dilation and other symptoms. Many patients may have a history of migraine headaches and physicians may attribute their current complaints to a history of migraines, when in fact it is due to a cerebral aneurysm. A doctor should not assume that the severe headache is from a migraine and is required to rule out other serious medical conditions.
Timely diagnosis is important to prevent permanent damage or death, as often medication can be given that can prevent the aneurysm from rupturing. Quite often, radiology studies like a CT Scan or MRI are utilized to diagnose the condition. Prompt diagnosis can lead to medical intervention that can prevent serious injury to the patient.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys review the entire patient medical chart to determine whether there was a misdiagnosis of the cerebral aneurysm. We discuss these 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. If there was a misdiagnosis of the condition, we file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible physician and hospital.
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Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice in cases involving brain aneurysms. 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.