Hydrocephalus Shunt Malfunction Symptoms

The symptoms of hydrocephalus shunt malfunctions can be difficult to recognize.  For that reason, if you, or your child, have a shunt, it is important to report any symptoms, however mild, to your doctor as soon as possible.

Potential symptoms to be aware of include:

  • Headaches;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Seizures;
  • Significant changes in cognitive ability, ability to work or perform schoolwork; and
  • Changes in personality.

The development of any of these symptoms can indicate that the shunt is malfunctioning and not working the way it was intended.  If you, or your child, have been hurt by a hydrocephalus shunt malfunction then it is important to contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for more information about your rights.