Failure to Diagnose and Treat a Stroke

  • Failure to Diagnose Stroke in Ohio and Kentucky

Kentucky Lawyers for Victims of a Misdiagnosis of Stroke

Your counsel after a misdiagnosed stroke

Heart disease is a serious problem throughout the United States; in Kentucky, a stroke is the #5 killer. Because a stroke is a real possibility for almost every group, doctors and medical staff should always assess people presenting with heart disease for the risk factors of a stroke. If the tests are not run, or if a stroke is misdiagnosed as something else, there could be catastrophic results. At Crandall & Pera Law, we help protect victims and their families when doctors fail to diagnose or delay a diagnosis of a stroke.

Heart disease and strokes

Even though a stroke affects your brain, the risk factors are almost exactly the same as those for a heart attack:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis (hard arteries)
  • Atrial fibrillation (heart quiver)
  • Angina

People who have had a heart attack, or those with Type II diabetes, are at an increased risk of having a stroke. It is crucial that doctors warn people exhibiting risk factors and presenting with coronary heart disease symptoms that they are at risk. Doctors should also monitor patients with these symptoms to ensure that their health is not worsening, and make recommendations for lowering the risks of having a stroke.  Finally, a patient who is at risk of a stroke should be tested for coronary heart disease. Failing to inform patients of the risks, or delaying a diagnosis of a heart condition, may constitute negligence.

What are the signs of a stroke?

Like heart attacks, strokes can sometimes present with symptoms that are similar to other conditions. The most common signs of having a stroke include:

  • Numbness in the arm, face or leg, usually on one side of the body
  • Blurry vision
  • Severe headaches
  • Difficulty walking or staying upright
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding the speech of others
  • Dizziness

Early detection of risk factors or symptoms is crucial, as it may help you avoid a stroke entirely. Strokes can cause permanent damage to your motor skills and cognitive skills, and can lead to permanent paralysis.

Crandall & Pera Law understands that consequences like these have a lifelong effect not only on you, but on your family and your caretakers. Our skilled team of attorneys, legal staff and registered nurses works together to try complex cases in court.

Take back control after a diagnosis delay

The recovery process after a stroke can take a long time. You want the security of knowing someone is trying to help you with your expenses so your family is safe. Crandall & Pera Law has provided that help for families just like yours throughout Kentucky. To schedule a no-obligation consultation, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form.

Serving Ohio and Kentucky • Find a Location Near Me

Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
#1122
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-220-0000
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-977-5581
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
440-600-2181
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-702-2623
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
440-688-4281
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
419-901-8677
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513-434-3226
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
859-757-0815
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220
502-373-8313

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