Failure to Diagnose Aneurysms Attorneys

Brain aneurysms can be highly symptomatic or happen suddenly without any warning. A person’s aneurysm may go undiagnosed, or a doctor may fail to diagnose the condition accurately. An individual who was thought to have high blood pressure or hypertension may actually be experiencing a blood clot in the brain. The failure to diagnose a brain aneurysm can result in serious medical problems, including the sudden death of a person.

If someone you know suffered a wrongful death because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose an aneurysm, contact an attorney from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC to arrange a free consultation. Our firm handles only a small number of clients at any given time. This assures that each client receives very personalized attention.

Symptoms of Brain Aneurysms

Aneurysm symptoms often go misdiagnosed as a migraine headache or other condition. Symptoms of ruptured cerebral aneurysms include:

  • “The worst headache of your life”
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stiff neck and/or neck pain
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Pain behind and above eye
  • Dilated pupils
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of sensation

People are often symptom-free before an aneurysm ruptures. Symptoms of unruptured cerebral aneurysms in almost half of people include the following:

  • Peripheral vision problems
  • Cognitive problems
  • Trouble with speech
  • Trouble with perception
  • Behavioral changes
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Decreased concentration
  • Short-term memory loss

If found in time, there are several procedures available, including surgically clipping the enlarged blood vessel. However, when the aneurysm goes undiagnosed, the options for treatment significantly increase.

Contact a lawyer from our firm to discuss the advisability of bringing forward a medical malpractice lawsuit.