Q: What are the Long Term Implications of a Stroke?
A:While a stroke is a neurological problem that occurs in the brain, its effects may be felt in any part of the body and may affect different parts of a patient’s life depending on the area of the brain where the stroke occurred. Two common disabilities caused by stroke include hemiplegia, complete paralysis on one side of the body, and hemiparesis, weakness on one side of the body. Other, more specific disabilities may also occur such as gross motor problems, cognitive problems, and speech and language difficulties.
In addition to the physical effects of the stroke, patients must also be aware that stroke victims have a significant chance of having additional strokes in the future which can cause additional complications.
A stroke is a serious medical condition with long term implications for both the patient and his or her family. To find out more about strokes, read a free report written by our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys Stroke: Causes, Diagnosis & Medical Errors. Please contact an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.