A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against the NAS Jacksonville Hospital by a man claiming that the hospital failed to diagnose that he was suffering from a brain anuerysm. The man went to the hospital with a severe headache and claims the hospital did nothing and sent him home. Later the man went to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where the anuerysm was diagnosed and emergency surgery was performed. Unfortunately, the man has suffered from brain injury and partial paralysis, which he claims to have occured by reason of the delay in diagnosis.
Often we hear of catatrophic rupturing of a brain or abdominal aortic anuerysm in which the victim dies from internal bleeding extremely quickly. However, slow leaking anuerysms can be survivable if caught early. An anuerysm itself happens when the wall of an artery becomes weakened and balloons outward. Eventually the weakened wall of the artery can rupture resulting in internal bleeding. If not treated, the situation will become catastrophic.
Our firm tried a medical malpractice case in Jacksonville involving the slow rupture of an aortic anuerysm which eventually caused death. Several days before his death the man complained of unrelentiing back pain and presented to his primary care doctor. The primary care doctor misdiagnosed that he was merely suffering from an enlarged prostate and sent him home with prostate medicine. Sadly, he lost blood until he suffered a fatal stroke.
Medical malpractice cases like these are very complex and require numerous medical experts, who typically charge anywhere from $300.00 to $750.00 per hour. Because of this, if you have a medical malpractice case, we recommend that you hire an experienced lawyer with the resources to fund such a case.
If you have any questions about a possible medical malpractice case in the Jacksonville area, please call our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.