According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. As fatal as a stroke may be, there are nearly seven million stroke survivors in the U.S., and up to 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. If you believe that a physician misdiagnosed or improperly treated you or a loved one during a stroke, call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
Why Does Stroke Occur?
Patients experience a stroke when the brain’s blood supply is cut off, resulting in a deprivation of oxygen and brain cells. The area of the body controlled by healthy cells loses its ability to function during a stroke. Precise and timely treatment can decrease a patient’s chances of brain damage, disability, or fatality.
What are the Common Symptoms?
A stroke can happen gradually, but patients are likely to experience a number of sudden symptoms including but not limited to numbness in the face or arms, confusion, difficulty speaking, dizziness, and severe headaches. Medical professionals recommend that patients call 911 immediately after experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
Why Are Strokes Misdiagnosed?
When a patient expresses common warning signs of stroke, it is the physician’s responsibility to administer the proper tests to determine whether or not the patient is experiencing a stroke. If the physician fails to diagnose a stroke or treats the stroke improperly, the patient could experience irreversible damage or even death. Stroke misdiagnosis occurs as a result of a stressful environment caused by understaffing, inexperience, and neglect. Every year, around 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke, and more than half of the severe side effects are prevented by early detection and proper care.
Are You Suffering From The Consequences Of Stroke Misdiagnosis? Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
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