Louisville Failure to Diagnose Stroke Attorney
Sometimes, strokes are not preventable and are nobody’s fault. Sadly, other times, they could have been easily prevented by an attentive medical professional. A stroke that is misdiagnosed can leave patients with irreparable physical and mental disability.
If you believe that yours or your loved one’s stroke could have been prevented had the attending medical professional been more attentive, you likely have grounds to file a legal claim against them. Through a medical malpractice claim, you may be able to obtain compensation for what you went through and prevent others from going through the same experience.
Discuss your legal claim with our Louisville stroke misdiagnosis lawyers today. Call (502) 244-7772 .
Why Choose Our Louisville Stroke Misdiagnosis Attorneys
At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, our lawyers are skilled in handling cases involving a health care professional’s failure to diagnose strokes, as we have been representing injured Louisville residents since 1986. Our Louisville injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in rightful compensation for them, helping them afford treatment and find a sense of closure. What’s more, our attorneys represent only a small number of clients at any given time to ensure that each client receives highly personalized attention. Work with a Louisville medical misdiagnosis lawyer at our Kentucky firm to experience the confidence of having an acclaimed legal advocate on your side.
What Are the Symptoms of a Stroke?
Common signs and symptoms of strokes are:
- Blurred or altered vision
- Tingling, numbness, or paralysis affecting one side of the body
- Slurred speech
- Difficult swallowing
- Memory loss
- Loss of balance
- Changes in personality or mood
- Uncontrollable eye movements/drooping eyelids
Complications From Stroke Misdiagnoses
If a health care professional fails to diagnose a stroke or address the warning signs of a stroke in a timely manner, the patient could lose their chance of avoiding an impending stroke or reducing its severity.
Several common outcomes and complications of stroke misdiagnoses include:
- Severe stroke
- Severe brain injury
- Memory loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Speech issues
- Reading and writing issues
- Changes in behavior
How to Determine Medical Negligence
For a stroke misdiagnosis case, medical negligence may come in the form of a health care provider failing in one or more of the following ways:
- Failing to recognize the early signs of a stroke
- Failing to screen an at-risk patient for warning signs of a stroke
- Failing to diagnose a stroke as or after it happens
- Disregarding a patient’s self-reported symptoms
It is often difficult for a person to determine whether their health care provider was negligent, especially when that provider is reluctant to admit to what they did. If you have any reason to suspect that malpractice was committed, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Louisville immediately. They can help you by conducting a full-scale investigation into the matter to uncover evidence and determine liability. Then, if you have a case, they can pursue justice on your behalf.
Contact us online today to begin with a free, confidential consultation.
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