We represented a 43-year-old woman and her husband in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a local emergency room physician who failed to properly diagnose and treat the woman’s intracerebral hemorrhage. The physician’s actions resulted in a permanent brain damage.
Our client went to the emergency room complaining of the sudden onset of a severe headache accompanied with nausea and vomiting.
Although the symptoms are the classic sign of an intracerebral hemorrhage and could be safely diagnosed by a CT scan, the careless physician ordered a lumbar puncture which led to permanent brain damage.
Our expert testified that the lumbar puncture created a risk of brain damage while the CT scan was non-invasive and was the diagnostic test of choice. Furthermore, if the lumbar puncture had not been performed our client would have recovered from her intracerebral bleeding without further injury.
If you have suffered a similar brain injury as a result of a medical malpractice in Massachusetts , it is in your best interest to consult an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.
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