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.
Advocacy You Can Count On
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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