Stroke Medical Malpractice

stroke medical malpracticeStroke Medical Malpractice 

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen to the brain ruptures or is blocked by a clot or ruptures. A stroke kills brain cells, making it a leading cause for disability and the fifth most common cause of death in the U.S.

Stroke and Medical Malpractice

When a patient experiences a stroke and it is misdiagnosed by a physician, it may be considered stroke medical malpractice. The doctor and medical staff are trained to recognize the symptoms of a stroke so immediate action can be taken to minimize damage to the brain. Stroke symptoms include:

  • severe headache
  • numbness in the face, arms, or legs
  • sudden change in vision
  • sudden trouble speaking
  • sudden confusion
  • difficulty walking and balancing

When a patient who’s exhibiting stroke symptoms arrives at the hospital, the doctor should order a CT scan or an MRI to determine whether or not the individual is experiencing a stroke and what type it is. Diagnosing the type of stroke is important because medications intended for one kind of stroke may have negative effects on another.

Even after testing, a doctor could misdiagnose the condition. Misdiagnosis might involve failing to diagnose the type of stroke or diagnosing the stroke as a completely different condition, such as hypoglycemia or seizures. If the stroke is misdiagnosed, the patient will not receive treatment and medication in a timely manner.

Medical malpractice can lead to tremendous harm as well as financial hardships for a stroke victim, who could suffer from loss of wages on top of expensive medical and hospital bills.

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

 At Thurswell Law, our attorneys have extensive experience in stroke medical malpractice cases. We know how to obtain the proper medical records and review your file to determine whether or not you have a valid claim. If malpractice is evident, then we will ease your suffering by holding the physician legally liable for their actions. We will not charge a fee unless we are able to secure monetary compensation for you. Call us today for a free consultation at (248) 354-2222.

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