The disabling neurologic injuries caused by a stroke are devastating.
Making matters worse is that many strokes can be prevented before they cause catastrophic injury if the patient timely receives clot busting medication, blood pressure control and/or treatment by an interventional radiologist that can clear a blood clot in the brain or artery before it causes permanent injury.
It is critically important to transport a patient to a certified stroke center if there is one nearby.
Every hospital emergency department should have protocols and procedures to quickly diagnose and treat patients with symptoms of stroke, which may include headache, slurred speech, facial droop, confusion and/or blurred vision.
Timing is crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke because the life-saving clot busting drugs and other treatments must be done within a tight treatment window. It is also crucial for the patient or their loved one to know the timing that the stroke symptoms started so they can give that crucial information to the emergency room nurse and doctor.
We have been on the cutting edge of medicine related to the diagnosis and treatment of stroke for over twenty five years.
We have powerful experts in the areas of emergency medicine, neurology, radiology, nursing and rehabilitation medicine that allow us to construct the best possible case to compensate you for the injuries you and/or your loved ones have suffered due to the failure to timely diagnose and/or treat stroke.
All of this initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Further, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The law as to when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if you have been told by another law firm that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim please call us to get our opinion. Many times we have been able to bring successful claims for clients that have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that their claim has been barred by the statute of limitations.
If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to stroke treatment errors please call our law office at 813-264-4800 or email your questions to David Eaton.