For the last year I have been going to my primary care physician due to the fact I have had extremely painful headaches, causing extreme pressure behind my eyes. My doctor without performing any tests, simply kept telling me that I had sinus pressure due to an infection in my sinuses and sent me home with antibiotics. After one extremely bad episode I was forced to go to the ER, where they gave me an MRI and after reviewing the scans it turns out I have two brain aneurysms. They scheduled immediate surgery, at which time it was found out that I had a third brain aneurysm that exploded and caused a mild stroke. I’m having trouble speaking, the right side of my body is numb all the time and I’m having a hard time walking or using my right hand. To make matters worse I am right-handed. Do I have a medical malpractice case against my primary care physician for not diagnosing my problem or even having me go for testing to determine what was actually wrong?


Considering the fact you have related to make, it looks like you have a good case for medical malpractice. As your primary care physician, it is your doctors duty to run all relevant tests to determine the cause of the problem you are seeking attention for. In this case we are talking about your head, and an ongoing problem that continually got worse over time, even after you given medication for a sinus infection. Somewhere within that year., Your doctor should have sent you for some form of testing as his misdiagnosis of a sinus infection was obviously not correct. If early detection of these brain aneurysms could have prevented you from having a stroke, you have a case for medical malpractice, due to the fact your doctor did not perform required testing to determine the cause of your problems even after his initial diagnosis was obviously incorrect. At our law office after your initial consultation, we have you have a consultation with a registered nurse practitioner who could more closely evaluate your medical malpractice case and give a better determination of what the outcome of the case would be. This is why it’s so critical and medical malpractice cases to seek out the services of an experienced law firm that handles matters such as these. Medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive to prosecute and you must always seek the advice of an experienced law firm, with the capabilities to handle such a large case as this.

Joseph F. Botelho, Esq.

Attorneys At Law

901 Eastern Ave.
Unit 2
Fall River, MA 02723

Office:  888-269-0688


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