EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF STROKE MISDIAGNOSIS
Because strokes are caused by insufficient blood supply to the brain, early intervention is critical. People who survive strokes but are not diagnosed and treated in a timely way may be left with permanent brain damage or worse. The medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi stand up for victims of negligent stroke misdiagnosis.
If a stroke misdiagnosis or delay in treatment has significantly impacted you and your family, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We’d be honored to meet with you and discuss your legal rights and options.
Doctors need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke
Symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA for short, often a precursor to an actual stroke) or a full-blown stroke include:
- Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs, especially when only one side of the body is affected
- Visual changes (difficulty with one or both eyes, which may be intermittent or sudden, steady and constant)
- A sudden, severe headache
- Slurred speech or a sudden inability to organize your thoughts and find the words needed to articulate what is happening to you
- Dizziness or loss of coordination
Failure to diagnose and treat a stroke in a timely manner most often occurs in the emergency room setting but can occur in other health care settings as well. If the proper tests are done for patients who exhibit or complain of stroke-like symptoms, medication can be given generally in the first three hours from the time of onset of stroke symptoms which will dissolve blood clots and restore adequate blood flow to the brain. Without that immediate intervention, serious and permanent damage can occur.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM OUR LAW FIRM
When you come to us to discuss what happened to you, we’ll listen. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help you understand your legal rights and options. If we believe a preventable error led to your misdiagnosis, we will launch a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what happened and find out whether you have legal recourse.
Misdiagnosis cases are complex, but we do the heavy lifting and keep you informed every step of the way. We’re often able to resolve these cases with an out-of-court settlement, but we are always ready to go to trial, including testing our arguments and strategies in our in-house courtroom.
Remember, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a misdiagnosis so that we can start our investigation and take legal action before any important deadlines expire. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential, consultation with an experienced stroke misdiagnosis attorney.