When Malpractice Increases the Injury From Stroke
When you or a loved one experiences a stroke, fast and accurate treatment can make all the difference. In too many instances, people suffer permanent damage, brain damage or a fatal injury due in part due to the negligence of a doctor or paramedic who fails to diagnose a stroke.
Whether an emergency room doctor, nurse or EMT failed to recognize the seriousness of the situation or failed to act in an appropriate way, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for their failure to diagnose a stroke. At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., in the Greater Pittsburgh area our attorneys offer effective medical malpractice representation backed by 30 years of successful trial experience.
Could Further Injury or Death Have Been Prevented
While an emergency room doctor or nurse is unlikely to have been the cause of a heart attack or stroke, the question is whether their action or inaction increased the seriousness of the injury.
The outcome of a stroke is significantly impacted by how quickly and how well it is treated.
If you suspect medical malpractice or a failure to diagnose stroke caused unnecessary injury to yourself or a loved one, our firm stands ready to review your case and pursue compensation. We take on cases involving:
- Wrongful death
- Medication error
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to transfer to better equipped hospital
Not every doctor or every hospital is properly equipped to diagnose and treat a serious heart condition. An ischemic stroke, for example, may be managed with proper medication and knowledge, and if an understaffed or under-equipped hospital fails to transport that patient, the results can be devastating for a family.
Experienced Representation Matters
Medical malpractice cases are complex, and the results can seriously impact your family’s future. At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our lawyers are absolutely committed to the best interests of our clients. We pursue your rights aggressively, and will work to hold negligent doctors responsible for the injury they cause through failure to diagnose stroke.
Call us today at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.