Failure to diagnose ischemic stroke

An ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke and occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot or fatty deposit. The clot may form within an artery in the brain or it may form somewhere else in the body and travel to the brain causing the stroke. Symptoms may differ from person to person depending on where the clot is situated and which blood vessels are blocked. The general symptoms include weakness in one side of the body, facial weakness, speech problems and feelings of confusion. There may also be some feelings of dizziness, memory problems or problems with concentration.

There are some who are more at-risk of a stroke than others. Overweight people, those who have diabetes and those who smoke are some examples. It is also more common in those who have a family member who suffered from a stroke. The symptoms of stroke are often treated with oxygen given to those who are having trouble breathing and fluids given to prevent dehydration. There are medications that can help including those which help break up blood clots. This medication must be given within four hours of stroke so early diagnosis can help prevent further symptoms developing due to lack of blood flow to the brain. A failure to diagnose ischemic stroke can result in permanent disability.

Complications of stroke

Strokes can leave the sufferer permanently disabled even if they are diagnosed, which means that they may have trouble with speech and movement. However, a failure to diagnose ischemic stroke can result in permanent disability causing the sufferer to be under permanent care. In the worst case scenario, a patient may tragically pass away if the stroke recurs without the appropriate treatment. If there has been a failure to diagnose and you or a family member has suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation to help you cope financially with any unforeseen costs.

Filing a compensation claim

Accident Advice Helpline offers no-obligation advice over the phone to those who wish to make a compensation claim. Where there is evidence of negligence and someone was not correctly diagnosed, we may be able to help you win a cash payout to help you cope with your pain and suffering. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you won’t have to pay upfront to pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries or illness. Contact us via our free phone line on 0800 689 0500 or use our online 30-second test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.

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