According to the complaint, the plaintiff presented to defendant Oakwood Hospital’s emergency room complaining of chest pain, dizziness, and nausea. He underwent a cardiac evaluation and was scheduled for a cardiac catheterization. Because the plaintiff had a history of brain injury, an MRI of his brain was performed prior to the catheterization. The MRI was interpreted by the defendant doctors as “negative” and “unremarkable.” The plaintiff underwent the catheterization and went home.
One week later, he went to another hospital complaining of dizziness, left-side weakness, and blurred vision. An MRI of the plaintiff’s brain and an MRA of his neck showed he had suffered a left cerebellar stroke.
The lawsuit alleges the defendants were medically negligent by failing to properly interpret the plaintiff’s MRI, order diagnostic testing of the plaintiff’s neck, and properly diagnose the plaintiff as having a stroke, as well as failing to provide the appropriate treatment to minimize the plaintiff’s risk of suffering additional strokes. The action is pending in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court.