Failure to Diagnose Stroke

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Emergency room physicians and other medical care providers sometimes fail to correctly diagnose a stroke because stroke symptoms, like numbness in the extremities and headaches, can also indicate less serious ailments. Medical providers, however, know that stroke symptoms resemble the symptoms of lesser medical issues and should, therefore, exercise additional diligence in investigating the possibility that a stroke has occurred. When they fail in their duty and severe injuries or wrongful death result, the victim or victim's family may have a right to receive financial compensation.

For knowledgeable legal help in New York regarding medical malpractice, contact us at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP.

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The New York medical Malpractice lawyers of the New York City personal injury law firm of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have handled numerous cases involving the improper diagnosis and treatment of strokes. We're well-versed in the devastating impact a misdiagnosed stroke can have on patients and how to fully incorporate their needs and hardships in to a misdiagnosis claim.

We've navigated cases involving strokes occurring from:

  • A leak in a blood vessel, called a hemorrhagic stroke
  • A collapsed or tightened blood vein or artery, called an ischemic stroke

Did you or a loved one visit a medical care facility with early stroke symptoms and get sent away without proper diagnosis, care and follow up? Did a physician fail to order an MRI or CAT scan resulting in a failure to diagnose a stroke?

We have obtained financial compensation for clients who did not receive the one-on-one medical care that would have likely revealed a stroke. For instance, did you complain of stroke symptoms and a headache after indicating you rarely or never experienced headaches? Or did you reveal that you were taking birth control pills or a blood thinner like Coumadin, yet failed to receive proper stroke screening? Contact our firm at no charge to discuss a potential medical malpractice claim.

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