Brain Aneurysm

Hogan Injury, a leading Bay Area personal injury law firm is devoted to helping those individuals who have suffered brain damage/injuries caused by the negligence of healthcare providers or other negligent parties in motor vehicle and construction site accidents and by other types of personal injuries.

When pertaining to medical malpractice, the failure to timely diagnose and treat brain aneurysms can lead to intracranial bleeding. This can cause devastating, life-changing injuries, paralysis, cognitive impairment and other health issues for patients as well as after-care issues for family members.

An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that is blood-filled. Aneurysms can occur in any blood vessel including those located in the brain, heart and legs. As an aneurysm increases in size, the risk for it rupturing increases. The cause of an aneurysm is a weakened wall of a blood vessel. A brain aneurysm can be the result of a hereditary predisposition or an acquired disease. A ruptured brain aneurysm often leads to substantial intracranial bleeding well as to stroke, brain damage and death.

When a healthcare provider fails to diagnose a brain aneurysm, most often he or she neglects to recognize the signs and symptoms of an expanding aneurysm or internal brain bleed. Often times, the responsible healthcare provider neglects to perform diagnostic tests such as an MRI or MRA and to correctly interpret these tests.

Symptoms of Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Patients who suffer from brain unruptured brain aneurysms can experience a wide range of symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Confusion
  • Droopy eye lid
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Behavioral changes
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Speech difficulties

Symptoms of Ruptured Brain Aneurysms

Symptoms of ruptured brain aneurysms often include:

  • Nauseousness and vomiting
  • Pain and stiffness of the neck
  • Eye pain
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of sensation
  • Confusion

Treatment and Prognosis

Once a brain aneurysm bursts, treatment is very focused on stopping the bleeding and minimizing permanent damage. Often times, surgical intervention techniques are used to prevent unruptured aneurysms. Fifteen percent of all people who suffer ruptured brain aneurysms will lose their lives before they reach a hospital. More than half of all brain aneurysm sufferers will pass away within the first 30 days of a ruptured brain aneurysm. About half of all brain aneurysm survivors experience some type of permanent, disabling brain damage.

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain aneurysm due to the suspected negligence of a healthcare professional, contact the California aneurysm attorneys at Hogan Injury. We understand how a brain aneurysm can turn a life upside down. Therefore, we fight tirelessly in our quest to obtain the maximum compensation amount our clients need to cover their medical bills and to secure their financial futures.

We also help surviving family members obtain the compensation they are entitled when following the unexpected deaths of their loved ones. We work using a guaranteed, no-fee policy which means you don’t pay us unless we win or settle your case.

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