Stroke or TIA Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Did you suffer a stroke? Could this terrifying health issue have been prevented if your doctor had not missed vital signs or delayed your diagnosis? If so, the Boston medical malpractice lawyers of Crowe & Harris, LLP are here to help.
The brain controls everything from breathing to movement to thought, so any damage to this important organ can result in devastating repercussions. Two common issues that can disrupt the brain’s normal functioning are stroke and TIA (transient ischemic attack, or “mini-stroke”). When a person suffers a stroke or TIA, it is imperative that he or she receives treatment right away to lessen the threat of permanent brain damage.
Unfortunately, sometimes doctors fail to notice obvious stroke or TIA symptoms, potentially leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of these conditions. In these situations, victims of this terrible medical malpractice may be eligible to take legal action. Massachusetts residents who have suffered due to misdiagnosed stroke or TIA can turn to the medical malpractice lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP , today to learn more about their legal rights and options.
Why Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP ?
When you go to the doctor’s office, you put your faith in your physician’s judgment. However, when a healthcare professional is careless or fails to meet the standards of their profession, even if in the smallest degree, the consequences can be fatal. A misdiagnosed stroke or TIA by a negligent doctor can be life-threatening. You may have to undergo costly surgeries, expensive rehabilitation, and require additional medical attention. Trying to pursue a successful claim on your own is almost impossible.
Without the knowledge and experience required for tackling a misdiagnosis for a stroke or TIA claim, it is difficult to bring a successful malpractice claim. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , our attorneys can help build a strong, convincing malpractice case after investigating the facts and speaking to experts in the field. Right now, you need a firm you can trust. You need a firm who will provide you with the compassion, experience, and skill to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we approach our client’s cases differently. Rather than just having one individual lawyer handling your case, we have a team of professionals here to assist you. Not only will a lawyer look at your case, but nurses, legal secretaries, and paralegals as well. The team at Crowe & Harris, LLP has recovered more than $300 million in total for our clients, and that number is only continuing to rise. We have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Our team knows how to get the result our clients want.
Contact Crowe & Harris, LLP today at (617) 404-3417 for a free consultation.
Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Stroke / TIA
When a stroke / TIA is misdiagnosed, or if there is a delay in diagnosis, the patient in question may not receive the timely care he or she needs to avoid long-lasting or disabling brain damage. Some of the dangers of a misdiagnosed stroke or TIA include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty communicating
- Problems with swallowing
- Changes in behavior or loss of emotional control
- Loss of muscle coordination or even paralysis
A stroke that goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed can be deadly, and even if the patient survives, his or her life can be turned upside down.
Errors That Can Lead to Preventable Strokes
When doctors make mistakes, it’s your life that will be impacted. Sadly, their mistakes and errors can lead to strokes or TIAs that could have easily been prevented had they used reasonable care. Some of these doctor errors include the following:
- Improper reading of lab tests
- Delay in performing tests to detect strokes
- Failure to conduct a thorough physical examination
- Not testing for strokes in younger or seemingly healthy patients
- Failure to accurately analyze the patient’s medical history
Sadly, these errors can lead to someone’s death. It is essential to take action against a healthcare professional who misdiagnosed your stroke or TIA because it will help prevent them from being negligent in the future.
If you have suffered from a stroke or TIA while under the care of your doctor, contact an attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP talk about what happened. We are here to listen to you and will help you determine if your doctor failed to diagnose your condition in time to prevent the stroke.
Signs of a Stroke or TIA
A TIA is like a short, mini-stroke that only lasts for about 10 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately, it may be a sign that an actual stroke is in one’s future. When TIAs occur, the doctor treating it may be able to prevent any further harm from happening to the patient.
Besides TIAs, there are more signs and symptoms that a doctor should notice because a stroke may occur in the future:
- Failure to remember things
- Paralysis in any part of the body
- Inability to read, write, communicate, or perform other necessary tasks
- A severe headache that is not like any other the patient has experienced
- Loss of sensation
- Muscle stiffness
- Involuntary eye movements or eyesight trouble in general
- Changes in behavior
If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to reach out to a medical professional for help. They will be able to tell you why these symptoms are happening and possibly be able to prevent any further damage.
Talk to a Stroke / TIA Attorney in Boston
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a misdiagnosed stroke or TIA, the Boston missed diagnosis lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP are ready to protect your legal rights. You are not just a client to us; you are a neighbor in our community who has suffered unnecessarily due to someone else’s negligence. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a stroke or TIA can cause severe, irreversible damage. The attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP want to help right the wrongs that have happened to you. Our attorneys will work hard to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to, and will work to help you rebuild your life after this careless treatment.
To learn more about how we can help you, as well as the next steps you should take, contact the lawyers of Crowe & Harris, LLP , today by calling (617) 404-3417 to schedule a confidential consultation.