Stroke injuries are serious and life altering events that all too often go unrecognized by health care providers. Because the signs and issues of a stroke are similar to other complications, health care providers misdiagnose stroke in a surprising number of patients. Women and minorities are the most at-risk groups for stroke misdiagnosis, but anyone can experience a stroke. If you believe you are suffering because of a misdiagnosed stroke, you have a right to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
What is Stroke?
Sometimes called a “brain attack,” a stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is blocked and the oxygen deprived brain cells begin to die. Strokes vary in seriousness and location within the brain. These factors, location and intensity, determine the type and severity of the issues a person will experience as a result. The majority of people who experience a stroke will not recover from the issues caused by their stroke.
Issues Caused By Stroke
Stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in the United States. If a patient survives a stroke, they can experience loss of speech, memory, and motor control, as well as a personality shift or partial or total paralysis. While some issues arising from stroke can improve with time and costly rehabilitation, some never go away. Costly medical expenses, loss of wage, and expensive physical therapy are just some of the costs that may begin to pile up if your stroke goes undiagnosed. If you are suffering because of an undiagnosed stroke, you need a medical malpractice lawyer who will fight for you.
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