Articles about stroke prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, by lawyers who focus on helping victims of stroke negligence.

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Young female at increased risk of stroke and stroke negligence from misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Younger People Are Having More Strokes Than Ever

The number of strokes suffered by young people has soared in recent years. Millennials—people aged 18 to 34 years old—are having more strokes than ever before. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that between 2003 to 2012 there was a 15% increase in the number of strokes suffered by men ages 18 to 34 and a 32% increase for women of the same age. Geographical Differences in Stroke for ...
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Katie May before she died from a stroke caused by medical error.

Doctor Error Caused Playboy Model Katie May’s Stroke and Death, Lawsuit Claims

Model's Stroke Caused By Doctor Error Katie May, a 34-year-old former Playboy model, died in February 2016 days after a chiropractic adjustment. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed that May's vertebral arteries were ruptured during a neck adjustment performed by a chiropractor. The flap-like tear tear (also called a dissection) in the vertebral artery blocked blood flow to May's brain causing an ischemic stroke. The vertebral artery is located in the neck and supplies ...
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Do You Know How to React to the Most Common Signs of a Stroke?

A quick response to the first symptoms of a stroke can be the difference between minor or no permanent injuries and a lifetime of pain and disability. Early stroke care is critical. Sadly, many people don’t know the early signs of a stroke. As a result, many stroke patients do not seek emergency medical treatment at the first sign of a stroke. Sometimes by the time they do seek treatment, it is too late. A person who ...
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A stent retriever is used to remove a clot, which is done to avoid stroke malpractice.

Why Your Local Hospital Might Not Have The Right Treatment for Your Stroke

Stents retrievers - devices that remove blood clots - double the recovery rate for the most common kinds of strokes, but most Americans don't have access to this type of care. The most common types of strokes are called ischemic strokes or "dry" strokes. Ischemic strokes account for about 87% of all strokes. These strokes occur when a blood clot or other substance formed in another part of the body becomes lodged in a blood vessel ...
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A patient is rushed into the ER after a stroke, perhaps because of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of stroke

Women More Likely to Get Delayed Stroke Treatment In Hospital

Men are twice as likely to receive brain-saving clot-busting medication within 30 minutes of arrival at the hospital, a new study shows. Strokes are a medical emergency that occur when a person suddenly loses circulation to an area of the brain. The most common kind of stroke occurs when a blood clot or other substance prevents blood from flowing through an artery to the brain.  These are commonly called “dry strokes” because blood flow to ...
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An checklist to help doctors avoid medical negligence related to stroke misdiagnosis and delayed.

Young People Most at Risk of Missed Stroke Diagnosis in ER

Young, seemingly healthy people can still be at risk for--and have--strokes, something doctors must be on the lookout for when young people present with risk factors or symptoms of stroke. This is not breaking news.  NPR reported in 2014 that in emergency rooms--a likely place for a younger person to end up if having a stroke--ER doctors are most likely to miss stroke symptoms in the young.  Women and minorities are also at increased risk ...
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A man needs help drinking from a cup after a stroke that was possibly caused by medical malpractice.

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Stroke Lawyer

I'm often asked by clients about other legal issues that come up in their life, ones I do not and could not handle well for them.  People do not realize that the best lawyers, in my opinion, for any complex issue are the ones that specialize in a limited number of types of case. For example, I'm a personal injury attorney.  But I limit my practice to specific category--medical negligence--and within that, focus on nursing ...
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Locked-in Syndrome Caused by Basilar Artery Stroke

Locked-in Syndrome Caused by Basilar Artery Stroke

What is Locked-in Syndrome? In the Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas described a character with locked-in syndrome: “He was like a corpse with eyes.” Locked-in syndrome is a devastating condition in which a person can think and is aware of his surroundings but is trapped inside of a useless body. Locked-in syndrome is characterized by total paralysis of nearly all of the voluntary muscles in the body except the eyes.  Total locked-in syndrome involves ...
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I am a trial attorney who takes on hospitals and other medical corporations when they choose to put their own profits ahead of their patient’s safety. My practice is focused on medical negligence and wrongful death, primarily delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks and strokes, as well as birth injuries. . . keep reading

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Just as people need specialized medical care for certain medical conditions, people who have suffered unique forms of medical malpractice need legal representation from lawyers with specific knowledge about their medical condition and injury.

Stroke malpractice is a unique kind of medical malpractice.  In order to get the best advice and the highest recovery for a stroke malpractice case, you will need a trial lawyer with expertise in the legal and medical issues concerning stroke.  These medical and legal issues include the proper prevention of stroke, diagnosis of stroke, treatment of stroke, and post-stroke care.

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In our experience, holding a medical corporation responsible and accountable for carelessly injuring patients through a money verdict at trial, or a settlement motivated by their fear of trial, is the best way to make sure there is change.

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Money damages available in a stroke lawsuit can involve economic costs (medical bills, etc.), emotional harms like pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and, if the injuries cause death, the mental anguish and loss of family members for wrongful death.

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