Could My Doctor Have Foreseen My Stroke?

Could My Doctor Have Foreseen My Stroke?

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-May-2018

Correct Procedures for Diagnosing Stroke

Your doctor is trained to spot the signs of stroke from the very beginning. Much of their medical training prepares them to spot the early symptoms, which include (but are not limited to):

  • Altered vision
  • Tingling, numbing, buzzing, or loss of feeling in appendages or face
  • Difficulty talking or forming words
  • Immediate, migraine-like headache
  • Difficulty answering questions, forming simple sentences
  • Bewilderment or confusion

These symptoms result from the immediate interference in blood flow to the brain which occurs during a stroke, and are typically quite obvious. However, physicians sometimes fail to properly evaluate symptoms and don’t take the time to notice such symptoms or connect the dots, which can lead to severe brain damage, tissue damage, or death, among other severe or life-changing consequences.

Physician Liability for Misdiagnosing Stroke

In order to recover the amount of compensation you are owed by the doctor or other medical professional who failed to diagnose your stroke, you are going to need to prove that the misdiagnosis (or failure to diagnose) actually amounts to medical malpractice. This requires you and your legal advocate to conduct an in-depth investigation, determine what another doctor would reasonable conclude in your situation, and likely bring in an expert witness to bolster the strength of your case.

In short, if you’re going to win your medical malpractice case for stroke misdiagnosis, you are going to need to bring in some help.

Experienced Legal Advocates Serving Philadelphia for More than 30 Years

Our legal team at Golomb & Honik, P.C. is prepared to provide you with the legal representation your medical malpractice claim requires. It can be difficult to prove that a doctor should have or could have seen something that they clearly missed, but our medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge and know-how to wade through test results, medical documents, and other sources that may prove vital to your case.

We have served many clients in your shoes and helped them and their families evade the devastating financial consequences of their doctor’s negligent or careless error—and we are prepared to do the same for you.

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