Aneurysm & Dissection
Did You or a Loved One Suffer Because of a Misdiagnosed Aneurysm?
An aneurysm is a dangerous ballooning of a weak area in an artery. Misdiagnosis, late diagnosis or mistreatment of an aneurysm can lead to serious medical complications and injury, including death. Surgical complications and surgical error can also lead to an aneurysm injury. Two common types of aneurysm include cerebral aneurysm, the dangerous swelling of a blood vessel in the brain, which can rupture, and aortic aneurysm. The outcome can be deadly.
If you are seeking help after you or a loved one experienced consequences of an untreated aneurysm or dissection, it is important to have the legal counsel of an attorney with an understanding of the complex medical procedures and conditions involved. The New York law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., handles these often complex cases, helping clients obtain the compensation they need.
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The Serious Consequences of a Rupture or Aneurysm
If a cerebral aneurysm ruptures, the resulting bleeding in the brain may lead to catastrophic injury or death. Such a cerebral hemorrhage is a serious medical emergency. If not properly or timely treated, the patient is at a greatly increased risk of vasospasm, a condition in which blood vessels in the brain spasm and constrict, or close, depriving the brain tissue of blood and oxygen. Patients may also suffer seizures, brain swelling and herniation.
An aortic dissection is another type of injury involving a tear in the aorta wall, which allows blood to flow into the layers of the wall. If all three layers tear, a rupture occurs, resulting in blood loss. Such ruptures are fatal in four out of five cases.
Misdiagnosis of aortic dissection or aneurysm injuries often result in a delay in treatment and can greatly reduce a patient’s chances for recovery.
Call the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool at 212-406-1700.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by an aneurysm or dissection injury, our New York medical malpractice attorneys offer free appointments to discuss your rights. Call us or contact us online.