Phoenix Lawyers: Stroke Misdiagnosis
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability that affects the entire lives of victims and their families.
A stroke is a medical emergency. When it occurs, every minute counts. The longer the blood flow is cut off to the brain, the greater the possibility of brain injury and other physical debilitation, including paralysis.
As experienced lawyers, we know that medical professionals must immediately follow certain protocols when a stroke is suspected. Failure to follow established practices can be considered medical malpractice. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., we hold medical professionals accountable for this malpractice by taking legal action in Arizona courts.
The Signs of a Stroke
Medical professionals are taught to recognize the signs of a stroke. In hospitals and emergency rooms, failure to recognize and respond to these symptoms is considered medical malpractice:
- Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg — especially when it affects only one side of the body
- Severe headache with no known cause
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden dizziness
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Slurred speech and comprehension
Work With an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
Bringing a successful stroke misdiagnosis case is challenging. It involves conducting a through review of all the related records and consulting with experts who are well respected in the medical field. Because we have handled numerous medical malpractice claims over decades, our legal team knows how to achieve the best possible results.
Are you concerned about possible stroke misdiagnosis? To contact the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., please call us at 602-635-7603. Initial consultations are free and confidential.