$2.5 million settlement for misdiagnosis of arachnoid cyst.
A man who suffers from cognitive and behavioral disabilities has received a $1.25 million settlement from doctors who failed to diagnose a cyst in his head for nearly two years. The man was in his early 40s when started to notice memory loss, which he reported to his primary care doctor. A radiologist interpreted his CT scan as showing a cavum septum pellucidum, but reported that it was a normal congenital variant. The man’s memory continued to deteriorate over the next two years, until finally a memory disorder specialist ordered further brain imaging, which identified a large arachnoid cyst. The cyst was drained, but it had caused permanent damage to the surrounding structure. The man suffers from seizures, profound cognitive impairment, and bowel incontinence related to necessary seizure medications