In many situations, when someone is involved in an accident, it is not just the injury victim who is affected. While it may only be one person who is hurt in a car accident, bicycle accident, dog bite, or slip and fall, their entire family may be impacted, too. Spouses, children, parents and others who rely on the injured person may also experience a change in their lives. As a result, a single accident may result in several personal injury lawsuits.
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.