Legal Help for Complications From Stroke Misdiagnosis in Illinois Hospitals
Strokes occur due to a sudden loss of oxygen to brain tissue due to a blockage or blood vessel rupture. This leads to brain cell death and must be treated in a timely manner to stop further and sometimes permanent damage. It is estimated that over 20 percent of all stroke events are misdiagnosed each year, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for health complications such as more strokes, paralysis, loss of cognitive function, and even death. With the rigorous training medical doctors undergo, misdiagnosis is almost always due to medical negligence which may be grounds for a Chicago medical malpractice lawsuit.
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A stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack, affects more people over the age of 55 than any other age group due to advanced age which usually comes with blood vessel calcification and therefore the propensity to form blood clots. High blood pressure is also a common medical concern for older Americans, which, if left to continue, may predispose one to such a catastrophic medical event.
Some of the symptoms of a stroke include:
- The sudden onset of a severe headache
- Blurry vision
- Droopy eye and one half of the face
- Tingling in one’s limbs
- Heaviness or weakness on one side of the body
- Blurriness, dimness or double vision
- Loss of balance or dizziness
- Having trouble finding the right words
Stroke is the number 3 killer in the country, and it kills 150,000 individuals each year, as well as causes disability for hundreds of thousands of others. The two most common types of strokes are hemorrhagic stroke and transient ischemic attack.
When it comes to stroke lawsuits, there are two components: those that were caused directly by negligence, and those that were due to lack of proper medical care which could have been prevented had the same been administered properly and in a timely manner.
Some of the scenarios that are seen in stroke malpractice lawsuits include:
- A botched surgery leading to low blood pressure and a consequent stroke event
- Failure to timely diagnose the odds of a stroke happening by not conducting exhaustive tests in order to identify blood clots
- Not providing atrial fibrillation patients with anticoagulant medication to prevent stroke
- Diagnosing a stroke as something completely different
- Failure to give a patient tPA, or tissue plasminogen activator in a timely manner or at all.
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Suing a hospital for stroke may make it possible for you to recover compensation for the cost of medical attention, legal fees, current and future loss of wages, rehabilitation costs, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship and so much more. There’s a lot we haven’t discussed in this post, so please give us a call NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 if you’re looking to file a stroke lawsuit in Illinois, or just want free information on the same before making up your mind on your next course of action. We look forward to hearing from you.