I went to a New York hospital with what I thought were stroke symptoms. I was told I wasn't having a stroke, but I did and I suffered permanent injuries. What should I do now?

 

A: It can be frustrating, dangerous, and potentially fatal to go to the emergency room with what you think are stroke symptoms and to be turned away by a physician who misdiagnoses your stroke. If you suffer from a sudden and severe headache, numbness, weakness, or confusion or if you suddenly have trouble seeing, talking or walking, then you may be having a stroke. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment of a stroke is often critical to a person's survival and prognosis.

The failure to diagnose a stroke can result in permanent injuries. If you, or a loved one, had a stroke misdiagnosed, it is important to contact a New York medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. If the failure to diagnose the stroke was the result of medical malpractice, an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer will advise you of your rights and fight hard for your just recovery. To learn more, please contact an experienced lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911.