Proper treatment for stroke* depends on what type of stroke the patient is experiencing.  Both ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes require emergency medical treatment.  The failure to diagnose a stroke can delay or prevent stroke treatment and irreparably harm the patient.

Treatment for an Ischemic Stroke

If you suffer an ischemic stroke, doctors must take measures to promptly restore blood flow to the brain.  Such measures may include the quick administration of thrombolytic or clot busting drugs, TPA and aspirin, or blood thinning drugs.  In certain cases, doctors may open up an artery, perform angioplasty and /or implant a stent.

Treatment for a Hemorrhagic Stroke

If you suffer a hemorrhagic stroke, then doctors must take immediate steps to control the bleeding.  This may include drugs and/or surgical blood vessel repair.

What to Do if You Do Not Receive Proper Treatment

If you or a loved one have been hurt because of a delay in receiving stroke treatment, then it is important to contact an Alpharetta and Atlanta medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your potential recovery.

The Atlanta and Alpharetta medical malpractice lawyers of The Dover Law Firm encourage you to read our free report, Stroke: Causes, Diagnosis & Medical Errors and to contact us at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information.

*Source: Mayo Clinic, Stroke: Treatments and Drugs
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