Stroke Errors

Strokes are one of the most debilitating and devastating health emergencies. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. Though some strokes come on unexpectedly, others are often diagnosable. If signs are spotted, doctors can provide care to mitigate the potential impacts. However, if a doctor is negligent in the diagnosis or fails to take preventative actions related to the diagnosis, the results can be tragic and even fatal. If you or a loved one suffered a stroke due to a physician’s error, you may be entitled to legal recourse. The team of medical malpractice attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 30 years of experience fighting for compensation on behalf of those who have suffered a stroke due to physician error or misdiagnosis. If you were the victim of a doctor’s malpractice, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation.

Understanding strokes

There are two main types of strokes. Both forms of stroke can cause severe or fatal consequences. The more common form of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke. This typically occurs as a result of high blood pressure. Here, the blood vessels cannot access the brain due to a blood clot. Ischemic strokes are broken into two categories, embolic and thrombotic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common form of stroke. In a hemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel or brain aneurysm will burst, causing the brain to swell. Although considered less common than an ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic strokes still account for 40-percent of all deaths related to strokes. Regardless of the category of stroke, medical professionals must act quickly to disrupt the potential for severe and often irreversible repercussions.

Stroke diagnosis errors

When a person comes into the emergency room experiencing symptoms of a stroke, it is important that hospital staff attend to them immediately. There are a number of symptoms that a person having a stroke may exhibit. These include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes
  • Loss of coordination or balance
  • Difficulty walking
  • Sudden severe headache

Medical professionals are trained to notice when a person is exhibiting stroke symptoms. The two possibilities for a stroke error include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose symptoms of a stroke
  • Delayed treatment

Contact an experienced Montgomery County stroke error attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered the serious impacts of a stroke due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may want to discuss your situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman are ready to assess the facts of your potential case, the validity of a lawsuit, and represent your needs as you pursue compensation. It is important to have strong legal representation from an effective and compassionate team of attorneys during this difficult time. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation today.