Failure to Diagnose a Stroke by an Atlanta DoctorThe first few hours after a stroke are critical to a patient’s potential recovery. If appropriate medical treatment is not received within those first few hours, then a person’s recovery may be permanently affected.
A doctor’s failure to diagnose a stroke can prevent a patient from receiving appropriate care. That lack of appropriate medical care can lead to paralysis, disability, additional strokes, or death. To learn more about strokes and how they can be misdiagnosed, we encourage you to read our free report, Stroke: Causes, Diagnosis & Medical Errors.
Recovering From the Failure to Diagnose a Stroke
Each Atlanta failure to diagnose attorney at The Dover Law Firm sympathizes with you and your family. We understand that your lives have been forever changed by the medical malpractice of a Georgia doctor. While we are not medical professionals and we cannot undo the harm that you have suffered, we can help you get the resources that you need to:
- Get Necessary Medical Care and Rehabilitation Services: stroke victims may need ongoing medical care and rehabilitation services. The type of rehabilitation services varies from patient to patient depending on the part of the brain that was affected by the stroke, but may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, for example.
- Make Up for Your Lost Income: stroke victims who are unable to work, or who are unable to work at the same job they held before the stroke, may be compensated for income lost due to the failure to diagnose a stroke.
- Compensate You for Your Pain And Suffering: the pain and suffering that results from the failure to diagnose a stroke is not insignificant and may be compensable in a lawsuit to recover damages after a stroke has been misdiagnosed.
Contact a Georgia Failure to Diagnose Lawyer for Help
If you have suffered from a Georgia doctor’s failure to diagnose a stroke, please contact an Alpharetta and Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at The Dover Law Firm today for a free consultation. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.