Failure to diagnose is the most common negligence in the treatment of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, and this failure may be as high as fifty three (53) percent in patients visiting the emergency room for the first time. Many times physicians fail to obtain an adequate history, perform a thorough neurological exam, or understand the significance of the history and physical exam findings. Sometimes with troubling regularity, these attending physicians fail to obtain or accurately interpret diagnostic tests.
Delay in diagnosis and treatment of head injuries has dire consequences. In some cases, even minimal delay can mean the difference between life and death. Some accident victims complain of a severe headache with sudden onset, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, or neck pain. Sometimes the initial examination will reveal neck stiffness, an altered state of consciousness (for example, drowsiness, restlessness, or agitation), neurological impairments such as weakness or paralysis, visual problems, abnormal eye movements, or paralysis of eye movements.
If you are experiencing headaches due to accident trauma, it is recommended that you immediately seek the proper medical care. The injury law team and Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., are available 24 hours a day for an immediate telephone case evaluation. Call the TRIPP LAW FIRM at (888) 392-LAWS (5297) and speak to our on-call staff and Florida Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., for a no obligation case evaluation. NO FEES OR COSTS IF NO RECOVERY.