Indianapolis Lawyers for Failed Diagnosis of Brain Bleed
Patients rely on medical professionals to perform diagnostic tests and procedures to identify medical conditions and prescribe an appropriate treatment to improve their quality of life. When a medical professional falls short of the standard of care and fails to properly diagnose a medical condition, the result can have a severe impact on the quality of life for the patient and can even lead to death.
A computed tomography scan, or CT scan, allows a doctor to see inside a patient’s body using a combination of X-rays and a computer to create images of tissues, organs, or bones. CT scans are helpful tools that doctors use to diagnose a variety of medical conditions like broken bones, perforated organs, or internal bleeding. One benefit of a CT scan is that it is relatively quick and painless for the patient and can provide a great amount of detail to the doctor.
Summary of a medical malpractice claim for failure of radiologist to see brain bleed via CT scan
In a case where a patient was sent for a brain CT scan due to certain symptoms, the CT scan revealed the patient was suffering from a bleed in his brain. Even though the brain bleed would have been obvious to any well-trained radiologist, two radiologists missed the diagnosis; and the patient died. Case settled for significant amount.
Indiana medical malpractice cases involving brain bleed
When a doctor fails to diagnose or treat a condition the result can have a serious impact on the quality of life for the patient. If you or someone you care about suffered a serious injury as a result of a doctor’s failure to treat a medical condition such as a brain bleed, contact us. Our experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys have litigated cases originating in Evansville, Carmel, Muncie, Bloomington, Lake County and all across Indiana and can inform you of your legal rights and options.
There is no fee for your initial consultation and we do not collect fees until your claim is paid. Cohen & Malad, LLP has earned a well-respected reputation as a tough litigation firm in the courtroom and during negotiations and can bring Power to Your Voice.