Statistics show that by the time you have finished reading this sentence, someone in the United States will have suffered from a stroke. This type of medical emergency happens every 40 seconds.
Despite the prevalence of this medical condition, doctors often fail to diagnose a stroke initially. This failure can lead to serious, debilitating injuries and even death.
Continue reading to learn more about the common reasons doctors fail to diagnose strokes and learn more about a victim’s legal options.
Strokes are terrifying medical emergencies that occur when the brain cells suddenly are not receiving enough oxygen. In a way, the brain suddenly malfunctions due to the blockage.
Without prompt intervention, strokes are deadly. A failure to diagnose, even temporarily, can lead to life-long disabilities and serious injuries.
What causes a failure to diagnose a serious stroke? Below are some of the most common factors:
The medical occurrence of a stroke is not always preventable. The damage caused by a stroke, however, can be prevented when the stroke is recognized in a timely manner.
The consequences for failing to diagnose a stroke are severe. Untreated strokes may cause:
As described above, there are many reasons why a doctor may fail to diagnose a stroke. In situations where doctor negligence is a factor, it may be possible for victims to pursue a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Victims need to prove three factors to be successful in pursuing a medical malpractice claim:
Were you or a loved one injured due to medical misdiagnosis in New Jersey? Then you need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for guidance on how to proceed. The Haddonfield medical misdiagnosis attorneys at Andres & Berger are prepared to assist you with your legal claim. We represent victims of negligent surgeons, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists throughout New Jersey, including Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Voorhees and Marlton. Call us today at 856-795-1444 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Our main office is located at 264 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
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