Arizona Stroke Misdiagnosis Attorneys
When Medical Professionals Fail to Diagnose a Stroke …
As with many serious medical conditions, the sooner a stroke is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin, and the greater hope there is for recovery. When a hospital emergency room or a doctor fails to diagnose stroke, the patient can suffer serious brain damage or wrongful death.
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A stroke blocks the blood supply that carries oxygen to the brain. Lack of oxygen causes brain damage. Lack of oxygen for an extended period of time can cause permanent brain and nerve damage. However, a rapid diagnosis and early treatment (for example, with the clot-busting drug TT-A) can restore blood flow to the brain and avert serious damage.
Stroke misdiagnosis can cause serious, long-term or permanent injury. Failure to recognize and diagnose a stroke is medical negligence. If stroke misdiagnosis causes serious injury or death to a loved one, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C. in Phoenix.
What are the effects of stroke?
The longer a stroke is undiagnosed and untreated, the more serious the injuries are likely to be. Serious stroke injuries include:
- Paralysis or weakness on one side of the body
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of senses
- Decreased ability to speak or to understand speech
- Diminished mental capabilities
When a doctor or emergency room personnel miss the signs of stroke, they can be held accountable for the damages done to a patient. If they fail to recognize the symptoms or fail to run the necessary tests, if the patient is serious injured or dies as a result, talk to a lawyer experienced with medical negligence lawsuits.
Contact the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C. and ask for a free consultation about the stroke misdiagnosis that injured your loved one. We have represented many people with strokes who were initially misdiagnosed. When the injuries are serious, you need and deserve compensation to deal with the damages done by medical malpractice. We represent clients throughout Arizona and the United States.