Baltimore Failure to Diagnose Stroke Lawyers
Get Justice After a Stroke Misdiagnosis in Maryland
When we enter any health care setting, we do so under the pretense that we will be taken care of, that we can trust the medical professional treating us. Unfortunately, many medical conditions go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. When this happens with a stroke, a serious disability or death may result.
Have you or a loved one suffered injury due to a doctor's failure to diagnose a stroke? Our Baltimore stroke misdiagnosis attorneys want to advocate for you. We are passionate about making sure that negligent medical professionals are held accountable by helping those injured, as well as their families. That’s why we will work closely with you to maximize your compensation and get you the answers you deserve.
Call (410) 698-1717 to learn about your rights and options in a free consultation.
What Is Considered Failure to Diagnose?
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnose a medical condition - such as a stroke - is the failure of a doctor or other type of physician from correctly diagnosing a patient's condition, or even diagnosing them with the WRONG condition.
Since a stroke can have life-altering consequences, medical professionals must be trained to recognize their symptoms so they can identify and treat them in a timely manner. When they fail in this regard, the patient may suffer memory problems, impaired motor skills, brain trauma, paralysis, mood and behavioral changes, or even death.
What Is a Stroke?
There are two main categories of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Both are serious medical conditions.
An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery becomes blocked, preventing blood flow to the brain and resulting in the death of brain cells.
The signs and symptoms of an ischemic stroke will depend on which part of the brain is affected:
- Slurred speech
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vision loss
- Lack of coordination
- Unsteady walking, such as staggering
- Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
- Numbness in the body
On the other hand, a hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a bleed in the brain or between the brain and the skull. Its symptoms are similar to those of an ischemic stroke, including but not limited to the following:
- Sudden weakness
- Sudden, severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trouble speaking
- Trouble walking
- Loss of control of eye movement
- Light sensitivity
- Loss of consciousness
- Paralysis or numbness in the body
Advocating for Victims of Medical Negligence
At Brown & Barron, we are proud to have a team of trial lawyers dedicated to advocating for the victims of misdiagnosed and undiagnosed strokes. Backed by over 75 years of collective experience, we will work to prove your case using our advocacy skills, personalized legal services, and results-oriented representation.
Contact a Baltimore injury lawyer online today to get your free case review.
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