Strokes come in two different kinds. The first is a hemorrhagic stroke, and it occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain is injured and bleeds. The second and most common kind of stroke is an ischemic stroke. It is caused when an artery to the brain is blocked by a blood clot or any other obstruction.
If the stroke victim receives prompt treatment, the effects of an ischemic stroke can often be reversed. However, many hospital staff members fail to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke or provide the right treatment in time, resulting in permanent brain injury or the death of your loved one. In such cases, the victim and his or her family may have a medical malpractice case.
At the Florida law firm of Cronin & Maxwell, PL, our Jacksonville failure to diagnose stroke attorneys know how to unearth the facts and help injured clients and the families of wrongful death victims obtain fair compensation for their suffering and loss. With more than 20 years of experience, our lawyers will carefully investigate your case and work hard to hold negligent medical providers accountable.
Military doctors are not immune to making mistakes. If a military doctor misdiagnosed or failed to treat you for an ischemic stroke, you have recourse. The Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act impose serious restrictions on a military member’s ability to file a medical malpractice claim against a military doctor or hospital. Our lawyers understand the challenges associated with military medical malpractice claims and know how to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
If you have ever experienced TIAs or mini-strokes, tell your doctor. These can be warning signs of a potentially severe stroke down the line. Here are a few other common signs and symptoms to be aware of:
If you believe you or someone you love suffered brain injury or any other harm due to a failure to diagnose stroke or misdiagnosis of stroke, contact Cronin & Maxwell, PL, at 904-388-9555 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation. We only charge contingency fees, so you pay no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.