Massachusetts Stroke or TIA Lawyers
The brain controls everything from breathing to movement to thought, so any damage to this crucial organ can result in devastating repercussions. Two common issues that can disrupt the brain’s normal functioning are stroke and TIA (transient ischemic attack, or “mini stroke”). When a person suffers a stroke or TIA, it is imperative that he or she receives treatment right away in order to lessen the threat of permanent brain damage.
Unfortunately, sometimes doctors fail to notice obvious stroke or TIA symptoms, potentially leading to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of these conditions. In these situations, victims of this terrible medical malpractice may be eligible to take legal action. Massachusetts residents who have suffered due to misdiagnosed stroke or TIA can turn to Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today to learn more about their legal rights and options.
Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Stroke / TIA
When a stroke / TIA is misdiagnosed, or if there is a delay in diagnosis, the patient in question may not receive the timely care he or she needs to avoid long-lasting or disabling brain damage. Some of the dangers of a misdiagnosed stroke or TIA include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty communicating
- Problems with swallowing
- Changes in behavior or loss of emotional control
- Loss of muscle coordination or even paralysis
A stroke that goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed can be deadly, and even if the patient survives, his or her life can be turned upside down.
Talk to a Stroke / TIA Attorney in Massachusetts
Medical malpractice can sometimes lead to a misdiagnosed stroke or TIA, but victims of this mistreatment do not have to face their situations alone. To learn more about how we can help you as well as the next steps you should take, contact the lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling (617) 426-4488.