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
  • Dizziness
  • 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 & Yelen today for help. We’re here for you.

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Auto & Truck Accidents

Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process of fighting for justice after a serious car or truck accident. 

Medical Malpractice & Medical Misdiagnosis

Distasio & Kowalski has an exceptional record of success in fighting negligent doctors and hospitals in Pennsylvania.

Birth Injury

We understand your suffering and are here to legal representation if your baby is the victim of a tragic birth injury. 

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If you were seriously injured in any type of accident, they DKY personal injury attorneys will fight aggressively for you.

Wrongful Death

We are injury attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones.

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Our experienced attorneys will hep you create a strategy to ensure that your assets move easily to the next generation.

Workers' Compensation / SSD

If you have been injured at work or are seeking SSDI or SSI benefits and have been denied, our attorneys are here for you.

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