Failure to Diagnose Brain Injury
Our Firm Has Been Representing Clients in Medical Malpractice Cases Against Local Pittsburgh Hospitals and Doctors for Many Years
Though medical science has made significant advancements in recent decades — particularly with regard to diagnostic tests that can identify serious brain injuries, such as high-end MRI scans — many individuals find that there are still significant gaps in care that can lead to their brain injuries slipping through the cracks, so to speak. Sadly, this is not entirely surprising, given the state of healthcare in Pennsylvania (and the country at large). Physicians are often overworked, and the system of compensation encourages healthcare professionals to push patients through the hospital as quickly as possible.
Failure to diagnose a brain injury can exacerbate that injury, and it can give rise to additional symptoms that have lifelong consequences for the affected individual. In fact, what may begin as a minor brain injury (internal swelling) could escalate and lead to significant motor and sensory impairments. As such, it is important that you secure maximum compensation for the losses you suffered due to medical malpractice related to your brain injury.
Here at Matzus Law, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, we have extensive experience handling personal injury and medical malpractice claims throughout Pennsylvania. We understand the unique difficulties associated with a medical malpractice dispute, and we know the strategies necessary to negotiate a favorable settlement or achieve a favorable verdict in a brain injury misdiagnosis case. Contact PA medical malpractice attorney Jason Matzus today for a free and confidential consultation.
Brain injuries — even severe, traumatic brain injuries — are not always caught in early diagnostic tests. In some cases, a brain injury may not present on a diagnostic scan; instead, it may only be identifiable through various physical and mental symptoms. Skilled physicians understand this, and they will closely evaluate your condition. This may include scheduling diagnostic tests a few weeks later, when they are more likely to “catch” the brain injury at issue.
Brain injury symptoms can be quite varied in terms of functional impairments, and they may also involve significant variation in terms of the severity or effect, depending on the circumstances and nature of the injury itself. Some of the most common symptoms of brain injuries include the following:
Failure to diagnose a brain injury may involve medical negligence. This is particularly likely if the treating healthcare professional:
For example, what if the physician orders an MRI but misses an obvious sign of brain injury? This could cause you to neglect your injury,thus exacerbating the condition significantly. In that case, you would possibly have an actionable medical malpractice claim under Pennsylvania law.
Pittsburgh failure to diagnose brain injury lawyer Jason Matzus boasts over two decades of experience representing injured clients in medical malpractice disputes, including those that involve a failure to correctly diagnose a brain injury. Here at Matzus Law, LLC, we are well-equipped to favorably resolve your PA medical malpractice case and secure maximum compensation on your behalf. From beginning to end of the litigation process, we work closely with clients to develop a case strategy that is both effective and aligned with their goals and preferences.
Call (412) 206-5300 or submit an online case evaluation form through our website to connect to an experienced Pittsburgh brain injury attorney at Matzus Law. The initial consultation is free and confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.
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