A Misdiagnosed Stroke Can Have Serious Repercussions
Strokes require prompt medical attention if the victim is to have the best chance of recovery. Unfortunately, physicians make mistakes and misdiagnose the signs of a stroke, leading to delays in care that can be fatal or cause lasting injury.
There are two types of strokes:
- Bleeding strokes (aneurysm)
- Clot strokes
Symptoms that should lead a doctor to conduct tests for a stroke include a severe headache. The acronym FAST is also very useful to remember:
- Facial drooping – often one side of the face will droop uncontrollably
- Arm weakness – inability to raise the arm
- Speech difficulty – slurring, otherwise difficult to understand speech
- Time – Time is of the essence; secure emergency medical care as soon as possible
When a stroke is detected in a timely fashion, steps such as administering the clot-busting drug TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) can be taken. If you or a loved one were injured by a physician’s misdiagnosis of a stroke, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you will need.
We Have Obtained Tens Of Millions Of Dollars For Our Clients
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we understand the challenges people face after suffering a stroke or losing a loved one to a stroke. Our goal is to help people create accountability and to secure the compensation necessary to help them meet the medical and financial challenges caused by the misdiagnosis of a stroke. Our firm has the resources, skill and experience needed to create strong medical malpractice cases. We are committed to helping individuals and families secure the full compensation they are entitled to after a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a stroke has caused harm.
For more information on how we have helped people, turn to our verdicts and settlements page.
Contact The Columbus Misdiagnosis Of A Stroke Lawyers Of Colley Shroyer & Abraham
If you or a loved one was harmed by the misdiagnosis of a stroke, the attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham can help you craft a strong case that can create accountability. For a free initial consultation, call 877-450-2697, toll-free at 614-678-5072 or simply contact us online.
We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not receive any attorney fees unless we win your case.