A stroke occurs when a blood vessel delivering blood to the brain is blocked, limiting blood flow to the brain, or ruptures, causing blood to leak into the brain.

When stroke symptoms exist, it is critically important that the stroke victim receive immediate medical attention. When doctors fail to properly diagnose stroke, patients can be left to suffer life-changing injuries and even wrongful death.

At the Savage Law Firm, we recognize the devastation a delayed diagnosis of stroke can bring to a patient and his or her family. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous medical malpractice cases, including those involving the misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of serious medical conditions, such as stroke. We are here to help you pursue fair and just compensation for your losses.

To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Oregon attorney for failure to diagnose stroke, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.

When Stroke Is Misdiagnosed

Symptoms of stroke include numbness in the face, confusion, slurred speech, vision impairment and trouble walking. When stroke symptoms appear in a patient, it is the doctor’s responsibility to follow up and take appropriate steps.

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Doctors should also evaluate patients for risk factors of stroke, which include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Circulation problems
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use

Oftentimes, stroke is misdiagnosed as another condition such as Bell’s palsy. When stroke is misdiagnosed, patients lose critical minutes and hours. When a stroke is allowed to progress untreated, it can result in permanent brain damage, paralysis and other debilitating conditions.

Our attorneys are well versed in the warning signs of stroke and the accepted medical standards for diagnosing and treating stroke. We consult with leading medical experts who help us prepare and present cases for our clients. We are committed to helping our clients obtain full and fair compensation for the losses they have suffered due to stroke misdiagnosis.

Contact a Portland Attorney for Failing to Treat Stroke

Contact us to discuss your case at no initial cost. Our Portland misdiagnosis attorneys represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington. For a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers in Portland, call 503-222-0200; or in Seattle, call 206-957-7272.