Unfortunately, thousands of new cases of brain tumors are diagnosed each year. About half of those cases will result in death. In many cases, treatment can slow down the progression of a brain tumor. However, the success of treatment depends on the grade of the tumor and whether the tumor has spread. Preventing the spread of the illness is essential to you or your loved one’s health. The failure to diagnose or treat a tumor can and has led to disastrous consequences. If you or someone you know has received medical care that was inadequate and caused greater harm, contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP today. Our attorneys will be happy to meet with you for a risk-free initial consultation to help you determine your rights to relief.
Malpractice due to Misdiagnosis
Proper diagnosis of a brain tumor requires one or more tests to ensure accuracy. Some common procedures include CT scans, neurological examinations, biopsies, or spinal taps. Most doctors will perform examinations when there are problems with functions that are controlled by the brain. Some symptoms include complaints about numbness in certain parts of the body, frequent headaches, seizures, memory loss, and hearing, vision, or speech changes. Many doctors will indicate that symptoms may be present for a variety of reasons. However, once symptoms are present, proper diagnosis is essential. There are many cases in which doctors misdiagnose brain tumors, which leads to the tumors spreading throughout the body or the general condition worsening.
Malpractice from Inadequate Treatment
Diagnosing a brain tumor is only the first step in ensuring adequate treatment for a patient. To ensure that adequate medical treatment is provided, a physician must present all of your treatment options and inform you of the risks involved with each type of treatment plan. If the doctor is unable to assist with treatment, they should refer you to a specialist for further treatment. The failure to provide adequate treatment often results in malpractice cases because a condition has worsened and reduced the overall chance of survival. When malpractice results from inadequate treatment that has further harmed your condition, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who can help get you the relief you deserve. Regardless of the stage of treatment you are now in, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm you sustained.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Brain Tumor Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are experienced lawyers with significant experience in medical malpractice cases. We have represented individuals in colon cancer malpractice lawsuits and would be happy to represent you or your loved one in obtaining the relief you deserve after an injury as a result of malpractice. You will understand your case at every stage because we keep our clients informed every step of the way. Whether your ultimate goal is to settle a claim or litigate the matter, we will assist you in maximizing your chance of recovery.