An aneurysm is a blood vessel that bulges and ultimately bursts. If not diagnosed in a timely way or misdiagnosed altogether, an aneurysm can be fatal. Victims may be eligible to undertake medical malpractice lawsuits for compensation when a failure to diagnose an aneurysm was the result of medical negligence.
At our Chicago law firm, The Jasmer Law Firm , our principal lawyer helps clients who suffered injury or whose loved ones died because of a misdiagnosed aneurysm. Our firm has the experience, knowledge and resources to develop compelling arguments for compensation in these difficult cases. We have a strong record of success, obtaining settlements and verdicts for clients who suffered as a result of medical negligence or wrongful death .
Brain aneurysm patients often complain that they have the worst headache of their lives. However, not all patients do this, and physicians must be equally sensitive to what patients do not say as to what they do say. Other symptoms of brain aneurysm include neck pain, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light and nausea or vomiting. When patients present with symptoms such as these, the accepted approach is to order a CT scan to look for bleeding and/or ballooning blood vessels in the brain. Failing to elicit the symptoms or failing to order the appropriate tests can lead to permanent brain injury.
An aortic aneurysm can be more challenging, as there is usually less warning time. Symptoms appear suddenly, and unless the condition is repaired quickly, the majority of cases are fatal. Patients with certain preexisting heart conditions and family histories may be more likely to experience this type of aneurysm. Physicians who ignore this heightened risk in a patient may be liable if an aneurysm develops or bursts.
Searing, piercing and unremitting are words that have been used to describe the pain of an aortic aneurysm. When physicians hear words such as these, especially when they are combined with a history of certain heart conditions, they must act quickly and have the aorta repaired surgically. Otherwise, the chances of a positive outcome are minimal.
Contact a Chicago Misdiagnosed Aneurysm Attorney
The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations, is available for evening and weekend appointments, and can come to your hospital or home if needed. We don't charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you after a doctor or hospital misdiagnosed an aneurysm. Contact Chicago attorney David S. Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.