A stroke is a scary situation. Whether you’re having one or a loved one is undergoing the experience, it’s a frightening moment. Factually, a stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Essentially, part of the brain becomes blocked and cannot receive the blood or oxygen it needs. The issue of malpractice comes into play when medical professionals fail to recognize or properly diagnose the symptoms that lead to stroke, or that a stroke is what actually happened. This is crucial, because if a doctor doesn’t diagnose a patient with a stroke when it actually occurred, then they will not receive the treatment that is urgently needed. Not only could this hurt in the short-term, but the patient could suffer harm later on after the initial stroke (considering the fact that after having a stroke you’re at risk for a second one).
An ischemic stroke is the most common type to occur. This happens when blood does not sufficiently reach the brain. The main reason strokes are involved with medical malpractice is because of how the symptoms are received. Many times, a doctor will downplay the severity of the patient’s condition, when in reality they may have just suffered from a stroke. Furthermore, a mistake in surgery or failure to get a patient proper medication in a timely manner could cause it. That negligence then plays a role in the health of the patient, especially if something happens to them again.
The second most common type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke. This occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the surround area. An aneurysm is a typical cause of this. The best way to avoid this type of stroke (or any stroke really) is to keep a close watch on your blood pressure. Having high blood pressure is the most common symptom that induces a potential stroke.
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