Getting medical attention quickly after a stroke is important because it can mean the difference between a slight injury, or serious brain damage and death. However, if a stroke is misdiagnosed or left untreated, you or your loved one can face suffering that could have potentially been avoided.
It is vital to take the proper steps if there was a stroke misdiagnosis.
Be Aware of the Symptoms of a Stroke
First, you need to be able to know the signs of a stroke so you can seek medical help immediately. These include:
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Sudden confusion
- Weakness on one side of the body
- Severe headaches.
Observe Treatment at the Hospital
Many errors can occur in emergency rooms and hospitals when doctors and nurses are really busy and rushing to treat all their patients. Certain tests may not be conducted, proper procedures may not be followed, stroke symptoms may not noticed, something other than a stroke may be treated, or there may be delays between arrival and the diagnosis.
Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney
You may be entitled to compensation for damages and pain and suffering if a stroke has been misdiagnosed or not treated immediately. Determining that the severity of the stroke could have been alleviated had correct measures been taken by the hospital is one of the goals of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. We will concentrate on gathering evidence and facts, so you can focus on being with your family.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of stroke misdiagnosis and you live in the Dallas area, please contact one of our experienced attorneys at Polewski Law, P.C. for a case evaluation.