Every minute that someone remains untreated for a stroke can significantly increase the risk of permanent brain damage and even death. That is why doctors are expected to correctly identify when someone is having a stroke and offer the appropriate treatment.
At the Providence law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum, our experienced Rhode Island stroke misdiagnosis attorneys represent clients who have been injured due to delayed diagnosis of strokes. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer, contact us today.
Did a Doctor Fail to Recognize the Symptoms of Your Stroke?
Over the past 15 years, the American Heart Association and other organizations have put tremendous resources into educating not only doctors, but also the general public, about the signs and symptoms of stroke. As a result, this information is widely available to doctors.
Unfortunately, some doctors still fail to recognize when someone is having a stroke and therefore fail to prescribe the treatment that stroke victims need.
There are several treatments that are very effective at limiting the damage done by strokes when they are provided quickly enough, including the "clot-busting" drug tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) and the use of a catheter to remove the blood clot that is causing the stroke.
When a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose a stroke, the ongoing restriction of blood flow to the brain can kill brain tissue, and the prospects for recovery can sharply decline.
Helping Stroke Victims Seek Fair Compensation for Malpractice
We have a strong track record of helping clients seek fair compensation for stroke misdiagnosis. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of the experienced trial lawyers at our firm. You will not pay us any fees unless we help you obtain money damages.