When a person suffers a stroke, the minutes and hours that follow are critical. If this condition is not treated quickly enough by an emergency room physician or staff—or if it’s misdiagnosed altogether—the patient may suffer permanent brain damage. This can result in blindness, speech impairments, cognitive impairments, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and even death.
The stroke malpractice lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP are nationally recognized for their skilled representation of brain injury and stroke victims in New York. For legal guidance, call us today.
A stroke occurs when the supply of oxygen to the brain is completely cut off or significantly reduced. An ischemic stroke is the result of an obstruction, such as a blood clot. When broken blood vessels cause blood to leak into the brain, it is known as a hemorrhagic stroke.
In some instances, strokes can occur from a blood vessel in the neck that is damaged from trauma, causing a clot to form that travels to the brain. This is known as a cervical artery dissection or vertebral artery dissection.
Signs of a stroke include:
It’s no secret that accurate diagnosis and speedy treatment are vital to reducing the long-term effects of a stroke. But sometimes, emergency departments are not properly staffed or trained. Physicians may be in a hurry, rushing from patient to patient, and may overlook or even ignore the warning signs of a stroke. Medical malpractice can occur if providers:
When the signs and symptoms of a stroke or impending stroke are missed, ignored, or improperly responded to by doctors, urgent care facilities, and hospitals, the patient loses the chance for a good recovery.
Attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen have devoted over 35 years safeguarding the legal rights of patients who have suffered injury due to medical malpractice. Upon taking your case, they will carefully review your hospital and medical records and radiological studies to uncover answers to these important questions:
At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, our goal is to obtain a recovery that includes all the losses you’ve suffered, including lost wages and earning potential, current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, and even emotional distress.
If you experienced stroke complications following misdiagnosis or improper treatment, you and your family deserve to be compensated. Let our New York medical malpractice lawyers put their specialized skill set to work for you. You pay no legal fees unless we successfully conclude your case. Contact us today.