Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains how a missed brain aneurysm lead to death in a patient. A middle age man fell at home one night. As a result of the fall, the patient sustained a blow to the back of the head, briefly losing consciousness. A family member called their primary care doctor to see if they should bring him to the emergency room and the doctor said that it was fine to just observe him closely.
Over the next few days, the patient complained of severe headaches and dizziness. Because of this, the patient presented himself to the emergency room and an MRI was performed. The MRI revealed a spot indicative of an aneurysm near the anterior communicating artery region.
Here’s the thing, even though the spot was there, no follow up testing was done and the patient was discharged from the hospital. Several months later, the patient was found on the floor at home having a seizure.
He was rushed to the ER. The patient was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage and was transferred for emergency surgery. Upon transfer, the patient was then diagnosed with a ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm. The patient slipped into a comma and eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Why am I sharing this story with you? Because chances are you are on the internet right now trying to find help for your Maryland medical malpractice case. Right now you are trying to figure out how things where misses on your scans and X-rays.
Here’s what you can do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. If you think email is better initially, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice law all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.