Early detection is the key to identifying and treating a stroke victim, and doctors are trained to look for the signs. Unfortunately, too many patients exhibiting stroke symptoms are cast aside by medical professionals and left to suffer as a result. If a doctor failed to diagnose a stroke that you or a loved one experienced, call the lawyers at Cardaro & Peek to talk about your case.
The Warning Signs
Warning signs and symptoms of a stroke include numbness, tingling in the extremities, impaired speech, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, and severe headache. Often, patients are unable to communicate their symptoms to a doctor or medical professional accurately. It’s the doctor’s duty to observe and recognize when a patient might be having a stroke, Failure to do so could lead to severe, even fatal consequences.
Failures in the Diagnostic Process
Failure to identify and diagnose a stroke is often due to one of the following missteps in the diagnostic process:
- The doctor or medical professional failed to assess the patient’s medical history. Patients with a history of smoking, heart disease, and high blood pressure are at a higher risk of stroke.
- The doctor or medical professional failed to perform an adequate physical examination of the patient.
- The doctor or medical professional did not order necessary lab results or misinterpreted the results.
Collecting the Evidence
For medical malpractice cases related to a stroke, it’s important to demonstrate that another doctor acting more diligently would have made the correct diagnosis. The attorney assigned to your case may interview experts in the medical community and assess information such as medical history and history of care. In some cases, the lawyer will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company to cover all damages.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Layers at Cardaro & Peek today.
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