Helping Stroke Victims Who Experienced a Misdiagnosis
Ischemic stroke, caused by a clogged blood vessel, and hemorrhagic stroke,
caused by a ruptured blood vessel that leaks blood into the brain, are
both life-threatening medical conditions that can result in permanent
neurological injury or death. Strokes can also be caused by surgical procedures,
surgical errors and medical conditions such as undiagnosed hypertension.
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The New York stroke injury lawyers at
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., have the medical knowledge and legal experience to help protect your rights
in the wake of a serious stroke that may have been the result of a misdiagnosis.
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case,
there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a
free consultation with our New York personal injury
attorneys, please call 212-406-1700 or
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Information About Strokes
Nearly 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year -
an average of one every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association.
Strokes claim 143,000 lives a year, making it the No. 3 killer behind
heart disease and cancer.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is considered the most common cause
of stroke. A so-called “mini stroke” or transient ischemic
attack (TIA) is a warning sign that a stroke may occur. TIA results from
blood flow to the brain being stopped or reduced. Symptoms can include
blurred vision, behavior changes, slurred speech and weakness or numbness
on one side of the body.
About 85 percent of strokes are
ischemic, or the result of an obstruction within the blood vessel. The obstruction
can result from cerebral thrombosis, a blood clot that develops at the
clogged part of the vessel, or cerebral embolism, which forms in another
location before breaking loose and traveling through the circulatory system
and lodging in an artery too small to allow it to pass.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of an ischemic stroke are vital to the patient’s
outcome. Ischemic stroke is a medical emergency. Patients need referral
to an appropriate hospital setting so they can receive clot-busting medications
to allow blood and oxygen to reach the brain.
hemorrhagic stroke, blood leaks from a ruptured blood vessel and accumulates in the
brain, compressing the surrounding tissue. Hemorrhagic strokes often result
from a ruptured aneurysm.
This life-threatening condition must be treated quickly with medication
and, in some cases, surgery to reduce the risk of rebleed, seizure, brain
swelling, herniation and vasospasm (blood vessels spasm and close).
Call the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of
a stroke, the New York medical malpractice attorneys at Queller, Fisher,
Washor, Fuchs & Kool offer free appointments to discuss your rights.
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