Traumatic brain injury covers a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities, making it one of the most complex of diagnoses to undertake. In severe cases, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is easily evident. Less severe cases are another story entirely. When TBI isn’t obvious, the risk of traumatic brain injury misdiagnosis and delayed treatment increases.
Medication errors come in all shapes and sizes in Central Florida but one of the most common is the incorrect administration of medication by doctors, nurses, or caregivers.
In fact, these administration errors account for as much as 26-32% of all medication errors*! This represents a huge area of risk for patient safety and begs the question, “What is being done about it?”
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but very serious condition, requiring emergency surgery to stop the spinal stenosis and avoid permanent injury and complications. Any type of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment can lead to permanent disability. For that reason, Central Florida doctors and hospitals must err on the side of caution and do everything possible to rule out Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) when a patient presents with symptoms.
In the first part of this post, What If My Child’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Was Misdiagnosed Which Led To A Delay In Treatment? Part 1, we examined the symptoms of pediatric brain tumors and how a brain tumor misdiagnosis could happen. In this post we will look further into the implications of brain tumor delayed treatment and why Orlando families seek the help of a Orlando medical malpractice attorney to pursue medical malpractice suits in these situations.
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal and can lead to spinal stenosis. The condition is rare but serious. Prompt and accurate diagnosis by Florida physicians is extremely effective in treating the condition, but delayed treatment can be devastating to patients.