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Misdiagnosis of an Epidural Abscess of the Brain Lawsuits

Our Michigan misdiagnosis malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle medical error lawsuits against hospitals and doctors in cases involving an epidural abscess of the brain, also known as an intracranial epidural abscess. 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.

An epidural abscess of the brain is a disorder caused by infection between the outer covering of the brain and the skull.  The infection is usually caused by bacteria but can be caused by fungus.  Symptoms can include fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, and pain at the surgery site.  A patient who has undergone recent surgery may experience worsening pain at the surgical site.  .

Failure to Diagnose Brain Epidural Abscess

Physicians are trained to suspect an epidural abscess of the brain 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 blood culture, complete blood count, and a CT Scan or MRI of the head. 

If diagnosed in a timely manner, significant damage and injury can be avoided with proper treatment.  This treatment includes the use of antibiotics (often intravenous) and surgery is usually needed to drain or remove the abscess.  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 of an intracranial epidural abscess, 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.

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If you would like more information about your legal rights after the misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook," by Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider's report on medical malpractice claims and includes why most malpractice victims never receive compensation for their injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE

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. 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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Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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.