Brain Cancer Malpractice
Like other types of cancer, brain cancer is often accompanied by warning signs that indicate the need for further testing. These signs include constant headaches, loss of balance, severe pain in the skull, unexplained vomiting, a change in personality or the loss of sensation or motor control.
Health care professionals should look for these warning signs and order an MRI (Magnetic Resonator Imagery) scan of the brain to investigate the cause of these symptoms and look for any possible tumors. Treatment of brain cancer is enhanced if a tumor is identified early through testing, and if it is located in a place where it can be removed by a skilled brain surgeon. Health care professionals who fail to notice the warning signs of a possible brain tumor and do not request an MRI, or who do not read the MRI images correctly, may be considered negligent and may have committed medical malpractice.