Stroke is one of Australia’s most common causes of death and disability (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018). Delay in diagnosis or treatment can cause disastrous damage.
There are generally two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. The type of stroke will determine the manner of treatment. With some strokes, there is a very short window of opportunity for treatment to get the blood flowing into the brain (this can be contraindicated if it is hemorrhagic stroke).
If you have been disabled by a stroke which you believe was not diagnosed and/or treated in a timely way, then you may have a valuable claim in damages for medical negligence.
If a potentially viable stroke case is properly conducted, it can yield a large amount of damages for the stroke victim who suffered from negligent medical misdiagnosis and mismanagement. Stroke cases are difficult to win and require the involvement of an expert lawyer who is skilled in this area and familiar with the challenges of stroke cases.
Stern Law has an expert Stroke Case Lawyer. Terry Stern can quickly identify the strengths of your case and prepare your case efficiently with skilful analysis identifying suitable experts and provides top representation to clients who have suffered strokes caused by negligence.
In a recent case, Stern Law represented a client who was sitting at home when he experienced numbness and his speech started becoming slurred. As a result of misdiagnosis in the Emergency Department, the client lost the chance for timely treatment, the stroke progressed, and the damage was done.