Brain Tumor Misdiagnosis Lawsuit Filed by Arkansas Woman

An Arkansas woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital and six doctors after she discovered that a brain tumor was found on an MRI, but she was not told or referred for appropriate follow up treatment.

The misdiagnosis lawsuit was filed by Linda Beaty against Mercy Health Systems, six doctors and their insurers on July 17, 2009. The complaint alleges that an MRI signed by two radiologists in 2007 revealed that she had a brain tumor, but she did not find out about it until after she suffered a seizure in May 2008.

Brain tumors are abnormal cell growths in the brain that may or may not be cancerous. They can increase intracranial pressure and result in epilepsy and seizures, accounting for about 13,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Brain tumors can be surgically removed, but if there is an early diagnosis they can often be treated by radiation therapy, which is less invasive than surgery.

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According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Beaty had surgery to remove the brain tumor in June 2008, one month after she suffered the seizure.

1 Comments

  • SharonAugust 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    my son age 13, recently was on zyprexa for 2 years. in that time he gained alot of weight and began to have trimmers or unvoluntary movements from head to toe. The Dr. at Mid South Health System refused to take him off zypexa and infact increased the dosage. I took my son to another Dr. and hes now off zypexa however, his side affects are still there. He has severe memerory loss, unvoluntary movem[Show More]my son age 13, recently was on zyprexa for 2 years. in that time he gained alot of weight and began to have trimmers or unvoluntary movements from head to toe. The Dr. at Mid South Health System refused to take him off zypexa and infact increased the dosage. I took my son to another Dr. and hes now off zypexa however, his side affects are still there. He has severe memerory loss, unvoluntary movements, slobbers, sucide thoughts, and is emotionaly unstable.

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