Patients will often complain of having “the worst headache ever” while at a hospital, and a medical professional will excuse it as a result of stress. This phrase, however, is an indication of an impending brain aneurysm.
These headaches are also called “thunderclap headaches” because of their sudden and severe intensity. When a patient complains of this type of headache, a doctor should order an MRA scan immediately. Unfortunately, some medical professionals shrug it off, dismissing the pain as relative to another life circumstance or a migraine, leading to a misdiagnosis of brain aneurysms.
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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we have two physician attorneys and a respiratory therapist attorney at our firm. We are well versed in the medical aspects of bleeding brain injuries. We will carefully review the medical records and other evidence surrounding your injury to determine how this injury occurred and who was at fault. We will do everything we can to help you obtain full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.
It is important for doctors to be aware of these risks and to take immediate action when problems occur. Brain injuries, when left undetected, can lead to wrongful death. Patients who survive can suffer catastrophic long-term damage, including impairments to mobility, speech and cognitive functions.