An aneurysm typically occurs in the aorta or the brain. When doctors fail to recognize and treat an aneurysm, the result could be brain damage, coma or death. If your doctor failed to diagnose your aneurysm, you should consult with a Louisville medical malpractice attorney.
Signs and Symptoms of an Aneurysm
A brain aneurysm, which can happen suddenly, could be misdiagnosed as a migraine headache, as the symptoms of the 2 conditions are incredibly similar. Before the aneurysm ruptures, you might experience peripheral vision problems, speaking difficulties, behavioral changes, loss of balance and short-term loss of memory.
The signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm that has ruptured include:
- intense, excruciating headache;
- nausea and vomiting;
- stiff neck or neck pain;
- blurry vision or double vision;
- pain around your eyes;
- dilated pupils; and
- sensitivity to light.
You should get emergency medical assistance if you have symptoms of an aneurysm. If a doctor fails to properly diagnose an aneurysm, you might be entitled to compensation through a Kentucky medical malpractice claim. Filing a claim may help account for the impact the aneurysm has had on your life, and the losses you have experienced as a result.
Contacting a Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorney
A Louisville medical malpractice attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.