I have a very similar story. Two neurologists from the same practice mis-read my MRI missing the two lesions on my C-spine. I failed to get the diagnosis of MS since I had no lesions. After 9 months, since my symptoms were worse I referred myself for a second opinion. The new neuro saw them right away and ordered a better quality MRI to get a better look.
In my case since I am PPMS, treatment wasn't such a big deal. Although I did try an antibiotic protocol immediately after diagnosis.
I was pretty upset at the time. But I finally decided it was just a mistake and that one doctor had probably just read the first one's report. Getting a lawyer would not change the fact that I had MS or help me in any way fight the disease. I never went back to the original doctor but have talked to him at MS meetings without ill feelings. It took me awhile to get over it!
Primary Progressive, Onset 10 years ago at age 42, diagnosis 6 years ago, Vit D, Chinese Herbs, Exercise, yoga. So far tried antibiotics, fumaric acid and 4AP. Currently participant in the FTY720/PPMS Trial.<br />