Brain tumor signs and symptoms can vary dependent upon the type of brain tumor and where it is located in the brain. Headaches, inability to read, write or understand numbers or even a seizure may be some of the symptoms that you experience with a brain tumor.
Medical professionals, including primary care doctors, internists, radiologists, emergency room doctors, etc. have been trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of brain tumors and their failure to do so can result in you not receiving the prompt and correct diagnosis and treatments needed. This failure can allow you to recover compensation for damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Hackett Law P.C. has represented clients with brain cancer and their survivors in cases involving a misdiagnosis, failure to properly diagnose, delayed diagnosis or mistreatment of a brain tumor. Contact Hackett Law P.C. if your feel that you or a loved one have been a victim of a brain tumor misdiagnosis.
An effective brain tumor diagnosis is reliant upon doctors, as well as, sophisticated imaging tests including CT scans and MRIs. Our medical experts will review your medical records to determine if a medical professional read your test results incorrectly or if any physicians failed to act on any accurate test results.
We will also investigate as to whether there was a deviation from good and accepted practice in the treatment of the brain cancer or tumor. Was surgery performed timely or did a physician fail to refer you to a surgeon or oncologist, thus not providing you with the aggressive treatment your condition required? These are just some examples that our investigation will consider in determining if there is a viable action.
Additionally, we will determine if the brain tumor or other central nervous system tumor in an adult were the result of other tumors in the body. For example, from the lung or breast. The medical malpractice attorneys at Hackett Law P.C. will assess if malpractice was involved in the diagnosis of the primary tumor in addition to the brain or spinal cord tumor.