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Missing The Signs Of A Stroke Can Be Catastrophic

A stroke is a debilitating and life-threatening condition. When doctors take steps to prevent stroke or when they act quickly and appropriately to treat a stroke, the outcomes can be far better.

At The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, an experienced Albuquerque stroke lawyer can review the medical records and determine whether there is cause to file a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital for malpractice as a result of misdiagnosis or a failure to properly treat a stroke.

There Are Ways Doctors Can Treat Or Prevent Stroke If The Signs Are Caught

There are many tools doctors can use to prevent and treat strokes. A delayed diagnosis and delayed treatment can risk the patient’s life. At our law firm, we work with experts to determine what the appropriate standard of care should have been under the specific circumstances a patient faced.

If there were obvious risk factors for stroke, the patient should have been on a blood thinner to lower the risk.

When a patient comes into a hospital with stroke symptoms, quick diagnosis and treatment can mean less damage and a faster recovery. Clot busters and anticoagulants should be given as soon as intracranial bleeding is ruled out. A stroke’s effects worsen with delay. A tired doctor, an understaffed emergency room, an inattentive nurse or a failure to act with a sense of urgency can turn a difficult, but treatable problem into a catastrophic event.

We Can Evaluate Your Case For Medical Negligence

If a loved one’s stroke was misdiagnosed and untreated, if symptoms were ignored, talk to a medical malpractice attorney who has the skills, knowledge and resources to assess the situation. Contact The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski online today to learn more about how we can help you.