Can Stroke Injuries be Prevented? Warning Signs and Symptoms all New York Patient Should Know

Sometimes a serious medical condition, such as a stroke, can't be prevented. However, other times an early and accurate diagnosis of a condition, such as a stroke, can make an important difference and allow you to get the treatment that you need to avoid a serious impairment or early death.

The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the chances of permanent disability, brain damage, or death. Thus, it is important to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and to seek immediate medical attention if you think that you may be having a stroke.

Stroke Symptoms

In order to prevent a stroke misdiagnosis, doctors and other medical professionals typically consider the following to be symptoms of a potential stroke*:
  • Trouble Walking. This may include dizziness, lack of coordination or loss of balance.
  • Trouble Speaking or Understanding. You may slur your words, be unable to understand what is said to you, or be unable to repeat what is said to you.
  • Paralysis or Numbness. Paralysis, particularly on one side of the body, can be a stroke symptom.
  • Vision problems.
  • Sudden and Severe Headaches. Headaches that are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or altered consciousness can be a symptom of a stroke.

How a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney May Be Able to Help You After A Stroke Misdiagnosis

If you suffered because of a doctor's failure to diagnose a stroke or stroke misdiagnosis then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include damages for your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

For more information about your rights after the failure to diagnose a stroke, please contact an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911. Our New York City medical malpractice attorneys will be pleased to provide you with a free consultation about your legal rights and potential recovery.

*Source: Mayo Clinic, Stroke Symptoms