When a doctor sees a patient present with possible stroke symptoms, he or she must inquire about certain factors in that patient’s medical history. These include past strokes or heart attacks, arterial disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, family history, age, and medication that may increase risk of stroke. When a doctor fails to inquire about these factors or to take a stroke patient’s symptoms seriously, these very sick people are sent home untreated. This can mean irreversible brain damage, another stroke, or death.
Doctors may fail to diagnose a stroke in an effort to cut the medical costs of their office. Not ordering the proper tests or correctly doing an intake interview is a serious error. They may read tests incorrectly, not take a patient seriously, or fail in some other way. This is a serious malpractice issue, and we can help. The improper stroke diagnosis or treatment of your or a family member entitles you to malpractice compensation. Medical bills may be covered, as well as pain and suffering damages and lost wages.
Restitution for Stroke Malpractice and Injuries
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you or a loved one experienced a stroke a doctor didn’t properly diagnose or treat. The law offices of Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can help. Getting back on your feet after a brain injury or the death of a loved one can be difficult, particularly with medical bills to pay. The experienced team of Kansas City personal injury lawyers at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet in Kansas City, MO know how to get to the facts in stroke cases.