Helping Bay Area Residents Recover From Misdiagnosed Strokes

According to the National Institute of Health, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Symptoms of a stroke often present themselves suddenly, and can include numbness or loss of strength on one or both sides of the body, blurred or troubled vision, difficulty speaking, loss of balance, confusion or dizziness.

Over half a million people suffer strokes each year, but despite the prevalence of strokes, doctors often fail to diagnose them properly, and severe consequences result.

Understanding Transient Ischemic Attacks

In some instances, a patient with stroke-like symptoms will actually have what is called a "transient ischemic attack." These TIAs may precede a more profound stroke. A TIA can be a serious diagnosis and patients should be properly medicated and carefully monitored.

After a person begins exhibiting stroke symptoms, there is a brief window of time during which doctors can administer a drug called TPA, or "Tissue Plasminogen Activator."

This drug dissolves clots in the brain, which may be blocking the normal flow of oxygen. If TPA is not administered within this brief window, care providers generally will not administer it at all. Only certain people are eligible for this type of treatment but it can and does save brain function.

Regardless of the condition, patients who do not receive proper preventative medical attention may have a cause of medical malpractice action against a physician or health care personnel.

Over Three Decades Of Experience. Contact Our Lawyers Today.

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our team of attorneys has handled many medical malpractice cases for those injured as a result of misdiagnosed strokes, heart attacks and other conditions. With over 35 years of experience, our team has successfully obtained multimillion-dollar recoveries.

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If you or someone you love has suffered permanent damages from a stroke that was misdiagnosed or mistreated, please contact our team.

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