A Case of Stroke from Misdiagnosis
Stroke victims and their families may feel overwhelmed, especially in cases where their condition could have been prevented by accurate medical diagnosis and treatment. Moody Law can expertly handle a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose case so you can focus on recovery. An experienced stroke lawyer at our office serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can provide expert legal representation to help you seek compensation. Schedule a free consultation to let us review your case and begin fighting for you immediately.
What Is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when part of your brain no longer receives sufficient blood flow. The condition is often referred to as a brain attack. A stroke can occur when a vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a clot or bursts. If blood flow is stopped for more than a few seconds, significant and lasting brain damage can develop.
Results of Failure to Diagnose
Early and correct diagnosis of a stroke is critical for patients to receive effective treatment. However, there are various reasons as to why misdiagnoses can occur. Strokes are rare in younger patients, a circumstance that can often lead doctors to attribute symptoms to other conditions. In some cases, patients of all ages may also experience mini strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). During these illnesses, patients can suffer from temporary loss of blood flow to the brain that will cause stroke symptoms, but does not usually kill any brain tissue. Those who experience a TIA are at high risk of suffering a stroke, and if a doctor fails to diagnose the mini stroke properly, victims can suffer severe and lasting ill effects. Additionally, older patients may receive improper diagnoses because of other diseases or symptoms that are related to aging
Strokes can lead to a variety of major health issues such as memory problems, paralysis, speech problems, cognitive problems, difficulty with emotions, depression, and even death. The effects of a stroke can be life changing, and many victims never fully recover. A patient who has been severely disabled from a stroke may need multiple forms of therapy, including physical, occupational, speech, and psychological. Many stroke victims will need help with their activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking, and eating. These situations can be especially traumatic if you or your loved ones suffered a life-altering stroke that could have been avoided.
Moody Law's proven track record with malpractice lawsuits can help you rest assured that we will aggressively advocate for your rights, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery.
Seeking Due Compensation
The attorneys at Moody Law can help if you or a loved one are suffering from complications of a misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis of a stroke. Our proven track record of successfully litigating malpractice lawsuits can help you rest assured that we will aggressively advocate for your rights, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery. The experienced lawyers at our firm will seek the full amount of damages owed for medical expenses (including long-term care), lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. In cases of wrongful death, we can seek restitution for your loss of companionship.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured from a stroke misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We will provide compassionate legal representation, ensuring that you do not suffer any further undue pain because of a medical professional's mistake.