Improper Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

What Is Ischemic Stroke?

Ischemic stroke (also commonly referred to as just “stroke”) occurs when fatty deposits inside a blood vessel coagulate and form a blood clot, preventing blood from getting to the brain. This causes brain cells to die very quickly, which can render stroke survivors with permanent mental and physical impairment.

In the early stages (before the stroke has actually occurred), a stroke manifests itself in several immediate, rather sudden symptoms, including:

  • Numbness or loss of feeling in the legs, arms, or face
  • Difficulty speaking or communicating
  • Confusion
  • Partial or complete loss of vision
  • Migraine or headache
  • Difficulty walking or balancing

Delayed Diagnosis and Improper Treatment of Stroke

Stroke symptoms may come on suddenly, but a stroke may not occur until hours after symptoms begin to occur, or even until the next day. It allows plenty of room for medical intervention when affected persons, their loved ones, and medical staff have the opportunity to seek treatment. If the attending doctor responds promptly, this can prevent brain damage, paralysis, and other residual effects of a full-blown stroke.

As you may already be aware, significant suffering arises when a doctor fails to identify the signs of a stroke and treat an affected patient immediately. If a doctor does not react promptly, the person could suffer a stroke and experience permanent disability, reduced quality of life, and the need for continuing costly medical treatment. Such errors merit legal action, in order to ensure stroke suffers and their loved ones are never left to foot the bill for the negligence of a physician or medical care facility.

In order to avoid taking an unfair financial hit because of a doctor’s mistake, it is imperative that you and your loved ones seek legal representation as soon as possible.

Tough, Knowledgeable Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Philadelphia

At Golomb Legal, P.C., we fight for you. Our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully served thousands of people just like you who have suffered as a result of negligent or sub-par care from a doctor or healthcare facility. If you have experienced the painful residual effects of a delayed diagnosis, we are here to help you make it right and work toward fair compensation for your physical, personal, and financial damages.

Call (215) 278-4449 today or send us an email to schedule your consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia.