Attorney Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. is never one to back down from a case, especially when the innocent victim is a young girl. With that in mind, he recently took on a rather involved, and unfortunate, medical malpractice case in Los Angeles. This case was about a girl who was diagnosed with a dermoid cyst, which is very different from a regular cyst. As a trained doctor as well as a lawyer, Bradley is very familiar with medical terminology and issues and is a great attorney to have representing you in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Originally admitted to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, the doctors could not figure out what was wrong with the young girl, so they transferred her to USC Medical Center. Upon her arrival at USC, they noted that she had a dermoid cyst on her CT scan, but apparently the doctors at USC didn’t understand that a dermoid cyst is different than a garden variety cyst. They did all kinds of tests and biopsies on this poor girl, including a brain biopsy, trying to figure out what was wrong with her.
>Over the course of about four weeks, they performed three CT scans on the patient, all in the same body area (her head). Finally, after the third CT scan came back with the finding of a dermoid cyst, someone caught on that the dermoid cyst was causing the girl’s severe medical issues. Therefore, once the cyst was removed, the patient was discharged and returned to her normal life to the best of her ability and now must rebuild her life after her dreadful experience. Thankfully, Bradley helped her obtain a financial settlement to pay her back for all the unnecessary pain and suffering she endured at the hands of the medical professionals.
As we mentioned, a dermoid cyst is not like a typical cyst. A saclike growth that is present at birth, it contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth, or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. Dermoid cysts grow slowly and generally occur on the face, inside the skull, on the lower back, and in the ovaries. Superficial dermoid cysts on the face usually can be removed without complications.
Dermoid cysts grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. They usually occur on the face, inside the skull, Removal of other, rarer dermoid cysts requires special techniques and training. If your doctor was unable to accurately diagnose your cyst, whether it be dermoid or another kind, you need to reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles. Negligent treatment at the hands of a medical professional can lead to unnecessary harm, as in the case above. The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at BIK Law will help you recover financial damages to compensate for pain and suffering.