Wanderer's post got me thinking of my own medical blunder. Here's the situation:
Just over a year ago I had an inexplicable seizure in my sleep, the first and last of my life. The next thing I knew there was a blur of paramedics, an ambulance ride, and an ER nightmare. Having ruled out a lot of other causes, they eventually scanned my brain for tumors (MRI). That came up clean, as far as they told me. I never saw the images myself, and didn't think a thing of it in my exhausted state (seizures really make you tired).
The question is: was the MRI really all clear, or did they miss my tumor? It is a year later and I have a 4cm tumor on my cranial nerve, C4 vertebrae. Either the scan was clear and this large tumor is likely malignant or they missed the tumor altogether. After reading how rare malignant nerve tumors in this region are, I'm starting to think they missed the tumor. If they did, they've imperiled my health, or in the very least, my hearing and nerve function.Ã‚Â
We'll see. I have a follow up with my ENT to review the CT scan taken Monday after my MRI revealed the tumor. I had the hospital send my picture records to my doctor for his review. If they missed the tumor, I'm getting my treatment squared away and then going straight to a malpractice attorney.
I guess I sort of want your opinions. Am I nuts or paranoid to be thinking along these lines? Am I crazy psycho for wanting to sue?
I'm going to be really angry if there is a hint of malpractice and I don't know how else to make myself feel vindicated other than suing. Anyhow, opinions and advice welcome.