Failure to Diagnose or Treat Brain Hemorrhage
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on June 08, 2013
We expect our medical professionals to be able to help us when we need them most. This means diagnosing adverse medical conditions properly and ensuring that we receive good care overall. This is especially true when it comes to brain hemorrhages/cerebral hemorrhages.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Utah would like to take a moment right now to look at why brain hemorrhages need to be taken seriously and what legal options are out there for victims of medical malpractice and their loved ones.
What is a brain hemorrhage?
A brain hemorrhage refers to bleeding in the brain that occurs as a result of a ruptured artery. This is a type of stroke. The blood in the brain can pool together causing a hematoma, which places pressure on the tissue of the brain and kills brain cells in the process.
Some of the most common causes of brain hemorrhages include:
- Injury/trauma to the head
- Hypertension/high blood pressure
- Abnormalities of the blood vessels
- Blood disorders
- Liver disease
- Brain tumors
Our Utah medical negligence lawyers believe it is absolutely essential that medical professionals check for cerebral hemorrhages should any of the above occur or be present in a patient.
Diagnosing Brain Hemorrhages
Diagnoses of brain hemorrhages usually involves CT scans or MRIs. Doctors will also look for the following symptoms in patients during an examination:
- Severe headaches
- Sudden seizures
- Fatigue in the arms and/or legs
- General feelings of weakness
- Problems reading, writing, speaking, and/or communicating
- Loss of coordination, balance, and/or motor skills
- Vision fluctuations
Treating Brain Hemorrhages
Treatment for brain hemorrhages will vary based on the patient's situation and the size of the hematoma. The most common treatment options are the use of medications and surgery.
Mistakes in Diagnosis and Treatment
Mistakes in diagnosis or treatment need to be taken very seriously. Because brain hemorrhages can cause lasting brain damage, a delayed or missed diagnosis could mean major differences in the quality of a person's life. Similarly, surgical mistakes and surgeon errors should never be tolerated since a person's life is in the balance.
What Our Legal Team Can Do for Clients
Our legal team will help clients receive just compensation for any suffering or changes in lifestyle that occur as a result o poor treatment or misdiagnosis. We want to make sure that you receive peace of mind so that you can concentrate on healing, improving your life, and coping with any changes that have occurred because of negligent medical care.
Addressing Health Issues of All Kinds
Whether you suffer from a misdiagnosis, a surgical mistake, or your child is injured during birth, you can rely on a skilled medical negligence and cerebral palsy lawyer. Utah residence should understand that we stand as their allies against poor medical care and irresponsible medical professionals.
Contact Our Utah Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you would like to learn more about misdiagnosis of medical conditions and your many legal options against doctors who fail to meet a proper standard of care, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to helping you during your time of legal need and ensuring that justice is served.
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