The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor vary greatly depending on the type of brain tumor and its location. You may have a headache upon waking up. Your understanding of numbers or ability to write may suddenly disappear. You may experience weakness on one side of your face or body. Or you may have a seizure.
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Cancer
Medical professionals are trained to recognize these and other symptoms of brain tumors. If they fail to do so and you don't get the prompt diagnosis and treatment you need, you may be able to recover financial compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical professionals who have an opportunity to diagnose bran cancers include primary care doctors, internists, radiologists and emergency room doctors.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, represent clients with brain cancer or their survivors in cases involving failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and mistreatment of brain cancer. We represent children and adults in brain cancer malpractice cases.
Diagnose Secondary Tumor Attorney
Effective diagnosis of brain cancer relies on careful doctors and sophisticated imaging tests, including CT scans and MRIs. We will review your medical records to determine if a radiologist incorrectly read the tests or an oncologist or primary care physician failed to act on accurate test results.
We will also investigate to determine whether any standard of care was broken in the treatment of the brain cancer. For example, did you undergo surgery unnecessarily or did a doctor fail to refer you to a surgeon or oncologist, leaving you without the aggressive treatment your condition required?
Primary or Secondary Tumor?
In adults, brain tumors and other tumors of the central nervous system are frequently secondary tumors, that is, tumors that spread to the brain from other parts of the body, often from the lung or breast. We will assess whether malpractice was involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the primary tumor as well as for the secondary tumor in the brain or spinal cord.
Cancer Medical Malpractice
If you believe you or your loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, please contact the attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.