When A Stroke Is Misdiagnosed Or Diagnosed Too Late

Strokes occur because the brain is not getting enough oxygen. Restoring blood flow to the brain is critical to preventing permanent disability or death, but when a stroke is misdiagnosed or the diagnosis comes too late, a stroke can cause serious health complications.

Over 50 years of experience supporting injured patients

If you did not receive immediate treatment because of a late diagnosis of stroke, you could be entitled to compensation. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we know the risks of a late stroke diagnosis. In our nearly 50-year history, we have helped countless patients who suffered after receiving substandard medical care.

To learn more about your legal rights and options after an injury caused by medical negligence such as a late diagnosis of stroke, schedule a free consultation at our Dayton law firm. Our lawyers have the resources and the experience to deliver the efficient and quality legal representation you need. Call 937-353-4305 or contact us online to get started.

When it comes to treating strokes, minutes matter

A stroke needs to be treated as soon as possible. When blood flow to the brain is limited, it does not get the oxygen it needs. By restricting the oxygen the brain receives, strokes can cause permanent brain damage. The sooner the oxygen flow is restored, the greater the opportunity for recovery.

Delayed treatment could mean permanent brain damage for stroke victims

Because permanent brain damage can occur in minutes, it is critical that strokes are diagnosed almost immediately and treatment started as soon as possible. When a stroke is misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, treatment is delayed, and the delayed treatment reduces the chances of a full recovery.

Often the brain damage that occurs during a stroke affects victims' speech, mobility and ability to understand and think.

Schedule a free consultation if a physician failed to diagnose a stroke

There is no excuse for medical negligence. If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of a misdiagnosed stroke, call our Dayton attorneys. To schedule a free consultation, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). Ask about our no fee promise.

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