Stroke Misdiagnosis Lawyer
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Do you need a stroke misdiagnosis lawyer?
Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke in the U.S. Stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term disability. According to the CDC, every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke in the U.S. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. If it is not immediately diagnosed and treated, a patient may suffer lasting brain damage. In addition to treatment, a doctor must carefully manage a patient’s stroke risk factors. If a patient is severely injured or a loved one lost because misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a stroke, or a physician fails to identify and manage stroke risk factors, it may be grounds for a medical malpractice case. Contact a stroke misdiagnosis lawyer as soon as possible.
Symptoms of Stroke
- Slow or slurred speech
- Blurred or double vision
- Face drooping
- Numbness in face
- Sudden severe headache
- Arm weakness
- Sudden Confusion
If you notice the symptoms of a stroke in yourself or a loved one, seek immediate medical attention.
Types of strokes
Ischemic strokes are the most common type of stroke, accounting for approximately 87% of all strokes. They are caused by a clot or other blockage within an artery leading to the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. TIA is often referred to as a “mini-stroke.” It is caused by a serious temporary clot and is a warning stroke that should be taken seriously.
Contact a Stroke Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Whether you are the victim of delayed stroke diagnosis, misdiagnosis or no diagnosis, the consequences can have a significant impact on your health and your family. At Distasio & Kowalski, we work hard to get the results you deserve. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you lost a loved one as the tragic result of stroke misdiagnosis you may be able to seek wrongful death damages. Contact the experienced stroke lawyers at Distasio & Kowalski today for help. We’re here for you.