Have You Suffered a Stroke?
Call Our Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today at (303) 586-3638
At Denver Trial Lawyers, we are dedicated to meeting clients’ legal needs. If you have suffered a stroke because of your doctor’s negligence, or your doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat a stroke, we can help you pursue compensation. Physicians owe a duty of care to provide effective and safe medical treatment to patients. If they fail and cause you harm, our Denver medical malpractice lawyers will fight on your behalf. Contact our office today to get a started on building your case. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients.
What You Need to Know About Strokes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes are responsible for about 140,000 deaths each year in the United States, and thousands more suffer long-term damage. Strokes occur when the blood supply to parts of the brain is cut off. There are 2 main types of strokes. An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot, and accounts for nearly 90% of all strokes in the U.S. On the other hand, a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing blood to leak into the brain.
Symptoms of a stroke can be temporary or permanent. Patients may suffer headaches, sensory impairment, difficulty speaking or walking, dizziness, and memory loss. Because a stroke cuts off the blood supply to the brain, the brain cells will begin to die within minutes. This can cause permanent brain damage that requires extensive medical care.
How may your doctor be responsible?
- Misdiagnosis of a stroke
- Late diagnosis of a stroke
- Improper treatment of a stroke
- Surgical errors leading to hypotension (which could cause a stroke)
Furthermore, if your health history puts you at greater risk for a stroke, your doctor has a duty to conduct proper tests and provide preventative care. Once you suffer a stroke, your doctor also has a responsibility to administer safe and accurate treatment to help reduce the risk of permanent brain damage. If he or she fails to provide a reasonable duty of care, you can file a medical malpractice claim.
Compassionate Legal Assistance for Victims of Strokes
Denver Trial Lawyers works hard to help clients receive the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries. If you suffered a stroke, or your loved one died from a stroke, we can help you file a claim against the healthcare professional responsible. Our team of Denver medical malpractice attorneys will conduct an investigation to build your case, and we will stand by your side throughout the process.
Call us today at (303) 586-3638 for a free case evaluation.