The Misdiagnosis of Brain CancerThere is no doubt that an accurate brain cancer diagnosis requires a doctor to carefully consider your symptoms and accurately interpret the correct diagnostic tests. It is not easy. However, it is your doctor’s job. It is what your doctor was trained to do. You have the right to expect that your doctor will use reasonable judgment in diagnosing your symptoms, and if your doctor fails to act like a reasonable doctor would then you have the right to pursue damages.
The Misdiagnosis of Brain Cancer
There are two types of brain cancer misdiagnoses. Specifically, a doctor can fail to diagnose a brain tumor or cancer. Also, a doctor can recognize the tumor but fail to correctly diagnose which type of tumor is present. Both types of misdiagnoses can have catastrophic results and can be the result of medical malpractice.
The symptoms of brain cancer are diverse depending on both the size and location of the tumor. Patients and physicians should be concerned about any change in cognitive function, hearing, speech, vision, balance, mood swings, seizures, or headaches. In order to diagnose a brain tumor, the doctor may order one or more of the following procedures: a CT scan, an MRI, or a comprehensive neurological exam.
Recovering Damages for the Failure to Diagnose Brain Cancer
If your Georgia doctor has failed to diagnose your brain cancer, then it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney for more information about your potential rights to recovery.
If you have suffered because of a Georgia doctor’s failure to diagnose brain cancer, the Atlanta and Alpharetta medical malpractice lawyers of the Dover Law Firm will work hard for your just recovery.
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