One stroke can lead to temporary and permanent injuries, including blindness, memory loss, partial paralysis, and even brain damage. Luckily, most strokes show warning signs before they occur. This means that many strokes can be avoided, or at least many of the aftereffects of a stroke can be avoided, through proper diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional.
Reach out to our legal team at Gautreaux Law if a regular physician or ER doctor failed to diagnose a potential stroke, or misdiagnosed a stroke, and you or your loved one suffered because of it. We are here to ensure you get the financial recovery you deserve for their mistakes.
We Pursue Compensation in All Stroke Malpractice Claims
In general, stroke malpractice claims our Macon, GA, attorneys handle fall into one of two categories:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a stroke: Claims here involve a doctor’s failure to diagnose a potential stroke or a doctor’s diagnosis of a stroke as a different medical condition
- Failure to treat a stroke: The issue in these claims is a doctor’s failure to provide proper and timely treatment, such as the failure to provide the drug known as “tissue plasminogen activator” (TPA) to a patient within three hours of the onset of the stroke
A Note About Financial Recovery in Stroke Malpractice Cases
No amount of money can undo the effects of a stroke. But money can help pay past medical bills and cover expenses for future medical care. Financial recovery can also reimburse you for the pain and suffering you felt due to improper treatment from your doctor. And, finally, an award of maximum compensation can also reimburse you for lost wages and the loss of potential earnings in the future, making it possible for you to support your loved ones, even if you cannot work.
Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke
You can take some steps to help prevent stroke injuries and avoid having to make a stroke misdiagnosis or failure to treat a stroke claim.
Mainly, learn the warning signs of a stroke:
- Arm weakness
- Blurred vision or loss of vision
- Facial numbness
- Loss of balance
- Severe headache and neck pain
- Slurred speech
If you notice these in yourself or a loved one, seek immediate medical attention. Specifically, request that the doctor immediately evaluate the possibility of a stroke. And if you have any concerns about how that doctor handled your situation, reach out to us.
Contact Our Team to Discuss Your Stroke Misdiagnosis Claim
Reach out to our medical malpractice attorneys today to discuss a potential stroke misdiagnosis or failure to treat stroke claim. We will sit with you during a free consultation to understand what happened and what you may achieve by seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
To learn more, call our Macon, GA, firm directly at 478-238-9758, or toll-free at 888-876-6935, or you may reach our law offices via email. It costs nothing to reach out to us, and you pay no attorney fees unless we recover money for you.