Misdiagnosis of Stroke
When Stroke is Not Diagnosed in Time
If a stroke is not diagnosed and treated immediately, the consequences can be severe. Stroke misdiagnosis can result in brain hemorrhage and permanent brain damage, even wrongful death. The seizure or fainting that comes along with a stroke can lead to a fall that causes serious personal injury.
At Perey Law Group, our lawyers pursue fair compensation for people who have suffered complications due to a stroke misdiagnosis. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington.
Misdiagnosis of Strokes in the Emergency Room
Emergency room errors are the most common form of stroke misdiagnosis. A person arrives at the emergency room, possibly suffering from fainting or seizures. However, the symptoms may be more subtle. If a doctor is not knowledgeable on detecting seizures, the proper tests might not be conducted.
The doctor may diagnose the stroke as something else. The patient may be sent home too soon, without the appropriate tests being conducted. The end result could be catastrophic.
Determining Whether Medical Malpractice Took Place
Tests used to properly diagnose a stroke include CT (computed tomography) or CAT Scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), EEG (electroencephalogram), and blood tests such as Doppler ultrasound. In stroke misdiagnosis cases, the challenge is to determine and prove that a mistake was made. The opposition will argue that everything was done appropriately. We will argue that the standard of care was not followed.
Thorough investigation will be conducted to gather the facts we need to support our argument. We will bring in experts from leading medical centers, if necessary, to explain what happened. We will take the steps necessary to get results.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in stroke misdiagnosis cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your personal injury or wrongful death case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.