Our Lawyers Help Victims Of Delayed Stroke Diagnosis
A stroke is a gravely serious health event where every second counts. A person can suffer a stroke when part or all of the supply of blood to the brain is reduced or cut off. Without the oxygen that blood provides to the brain, its cells will start to die in a matter of minutes. Some common signs of a stroke are:
- A severe headache
- Problems with vision
- Numbness or paralysis of one or more limbs
- Trouble with balance and walking
- Confusion and slurring of words
If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, there is no substitute for immediate medical attention.
A Need For Proper And Timely Diagnosis
At a medical facility doctors and medical staff need to mobilize diagnostic efforts quickly to determine the type and severity of a patient’s condition. A few of the tests used to diagnose a stroke include:
- Ultrasound of the carotid arteries in your neck to check for blockages
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce detailed brain images that can reveal a brain hemorrhage or ischemic stroke
- Computerized tomography scan (CT) which also can find signs of stroke, bleeding in the brain, or a tumor
From Ohio and northern Kentucky offices, the medical malpractice lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, have helped countless victims recover compensation. Let us help you and your family hold the responsible parties accountable after a failure to diagnosis or misdiagnosis.
Serious Consequences When Stroke Is Not Diagnosed Correctly
Stroke victims have immensely better outcomes when they receive appropriate care as close to the stroke’s onset as possible. It is possible for patients to make great recovery without long-term disability because they received appropriate and timely medical intervention, but the stakes are high. Patients who received a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and did not receive timely treatment or any appropriate medical care can have serious consequences to their lives. The consequences of not receiving appropriate care for a stroke include:
- Inability or difficulty speaking, chewing and swallowing
- Permanent paralysis
- Cognitive deficits
If you or a member of your family has suffered because of a hospital or medical professional’s misdiagnosis and failure to treat a stroke, the Crandall & Pera Law team wants to help. We offer one-on-one counsel with our attorneys and staff throughout Ohio and treat you and your case with respect and dignity.
Helping You Respond To A Stroke Misdiagnosis
Dial our offices at 855-444-6651 or send a quick online message to set up a consultation with a passionate lawyer at one of our offices across Ohio and northern Kentucky, including in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Lexington.