Kentucky Brain Tumors and Carcinogens

Brain tumor symptoms can go undiagnosed or dismissed as migraine headaches. The lawyers at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC help people whose brain tumors have gone undiagnosed or whose symptoms have gone dismissed. It is possible to live with a brain tumor and seek treatment. It is also possible that a delayed diagnosis of a brain tumor can result in a terminal condition.

If you or someone you know has been given a delayed diagnosis for a brain tumor, contact an attorney from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Our firm offers a free initial consultation and handles all cases on a contingent fee basis. Read more about medical malpractice.

Brain Tumor Symptoms

Medical literature available to the general public provides information about brain tumor symptoms:

  • Headaches that are worse in the morning
  • Headaches that are aggravated by exercise, bending, or other movement
  • Seizures
  • Behavioral, mental, and/or personality changes
  • Coordination problems
  • Morning vomiting
  • Lack of balance
  • Vision problems including blurred vision, double vision, or lack of peripheral vision
  • Eye pain

There are many different types of brain tumors. Some are cancerous and others are not cancerous. Brain tumors are abnormal cell growths that grow together, cause pressure, and affect other areas of the brain.

Carcinogens in the environment have been shown to contribute to a person’s cancer risk. These carcinogens include industrial pollutants and environmental contaminants such as vinyl chloride or benzene. There are three main types of carcinogens: ionizing radiation (such as UV light), chemicals (such as tobacco smoke), and certain viruses. Carcinogens are physical, biological, or chemical.

If you are concerned about a delayed diagnosis, or if your doctor dismissed brain tumor symptoms, contact us to learn how we can help. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we handle only a small number of clients at any one time. This provides each client with very personalized attention.