You know something isn’t right. You see your doctor like you are supposed to and you just hope everything can return to normal. But when health care professionals misdiagnose stroke or heart attack, the results can be devastating.
If the failure to diagnose a stroke and focal deficit has left you with serious medical concerns, an experienced attorney can help you protect your rights. At Elam & Elam, PLLC, our Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers are here to help.
Emergency room physicians and staff are often the first line of defense against potential strokes and heart attacks. Their misdiagnosis of a stroke or heart attack can prevent you from ever getting the care you need. In some cases, people don’t ever see an attending physician who can admit them into the hospital.
It is the job of nurses and physicians to recognize the hallmarks of a stroke, such as focal deficits and weakness on one side. While one kind of stroke is caused by bleeding, the other type is caused by blood clots. For strokes caused by blood clots, there is a short window in which a doctor can administer a clot-busting TPA or tissue plasminogen activator. When this window is missed, the patient will most likely be wheelchair bound. It is the job of medical professionals to recognize these symptoms and make sure all drugs are administered in time.
When doctors misdiagnose or fail to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, they cannot treat it properly. If you or a loved one did not get proper medical treatment for a heart attack, you will be left with serious long-term medical concerns. If you lost a loved one when a doctor’s negligence failed to provide them with proper medical care, we can help your family in this difficult time.
Speak to a skilled Charlotte medical malpractice attorney from our firm to get the comprehensive assistance that you need. We are here to see you through every phase of your case until we arrive at the results that you need.
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