Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving the misdiagnosis of headaches by doctors and hospital emergency departments. The failure to timely diagnose and treat a patient with headache can have grave consequences. Headache pain is a frequent complaint during emergency room visits and in many cases the cause of the pain is not serious. However, a headache can be the sign of a life threatening medical condition that requires surgery or intensive care.
Complaints of a headache can be symptom of several life threatening conditions which include:
- Brain Aneurysm
- Other neurological emergencies
When a patient presents to a doctor or hospital with a severe headache, the physician must diagnose the condition causing that symptom. Many patients have a history of headaches and migraines and the physician must determine whether the current complaint is due to a new more serious condition or is simply the same condition that the patient has previously experienced. It is essential that the physician determine whether the patient is presenting with a medical emergency or has a less severe condition.
Doctors use a variety of tests and medical studies to determine the cause of the headache pain if the symptoms warrant this type of investigation. These can include a CT Scan, an MRI , or an ECG. Often times, blood testing is performed to determine if an infection is the cause of the headache. Once the cause is diagnosed, the proper treatment must timely commence to prevent injury or death.
When a patient with a headache is not properly evaluated by a doctor or at the hospital emergency room , it can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Patients who suffer serious injury due to the misdiagnosis of a headache can pursue a case against the negligent medical providers. In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or a family member suffered injury or harm due to the failure to treat headache pain, you should contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case. We will obtain and review all of the medical records to determine whether there was improper medical care provided to the patient. If there was the failure to provide proper care, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the patient.
Call today to speak with one of our highly qualified medical malpractice attorneys. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. There are strict time deadlines for filing medical malpractice lawsuits so it is important that you call us right now at (800) 606-1717!