Brooklyn Stroke Malpractice Lawyer
Medical professionals in Brooklyn are required to adhere to the standards of care set by the medical community. If you or a loved one suffered from a stroke that you believe was the result of medical negligence, a Brooklyn stroke malpractice lawyer could aggressively fight to pursue the compensation you and your family need.
Our team of lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. has a proven record of obtaining verdicts for medical malpractice cases. We received a $4.3 million verdict from the Westchester County Supreme Court for a negligent discharge resulting in a hemorrhagic stroke. Our work is well-reputed statewide and nationally, with a historic win of the largest medical malpractice verdict of $56 million in New York State.
In this time of financial strain, you do not have to worry about paying upfront hourly fees. Our firm has the financial strength to investigate your potential case and hire medical experts without causing a victim additional financial stress. We only collect a percentage of the settlement.
We work hard to understand your trauma and communicate it to the defendant or jury in a timely manner. We approach our cases with compassion because we understand that injured individuals need strong support when no one else has been able to provide this for them. If you need support pursuing compensation for the negligence of a cardiac doctor, call the medical malpractice lawyers with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
Establishing Medical Malpractice
Every year, approximately 17.3 malpractice claims are paid per 1,000 New York physicians. To receive compensation for these suits, however, individuals must prove that the medical professional who took care of them did not follow the standard of care. The standard of care is generally defined as how a competent medical professional in the same field would provide care in a similar situation.
To determine a breach of medical care when it comes to a stroke malpractice case, there are certain factors that must be considered:
- Whether the doctor followed the standard medical practice
- Whether the stroke was caused by the doctor’s negligence
- Whether the effects of a stroke could have been avoided or lessened
- Whether there is evidence to prove the negligent behavior
For someone who has suffered a stroke, answering these questions may be difficult without legal requests for information and without knowing the necessary documentation that holds this information. The law places the burden of proof on the claimant, so proving a case and maximizing the settlement may require dedicated help from a legal professional. Our Brooklyn stroke malpractice attorneys could help determine whether a breach of care by medical professionals caused a patient’s stroke.
Stroke Examination Procedures
A patient’s medical history, as well as expert medical opinions from trusted sources, could reveal whether there was a breach of standard care in a stroke malpractice case.
Stroke symptoms typically include:
- Numbness in one or both sides of the body
- Blurry vision in one or two eyes
- Headaches with no apparent cause
Additionally, stroke examination procedures in response to complaints of symptoms should include:
- An MRI or CAT scan
- Physical examination
- Medical history examination
- Blood-thinning and anticoagulation drugs
- Clot-busting drugs
If an individual visited a medical professional with some of the above symptoms and did not receive the appropriate stroke examination or treatment, they might have legal grounds for compensation.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
Under N.Y. Civil Practice Law and Rules § 214-A, a plaintiff typically must file a claim for malpractice within two years and six months of the injury. If the malpractice occurred during an ongoing course of treatment, this timeline begins once treatment is completed. Our seasoned lawyers could assist an injured victim by filing a claim within the statute of limitations.
Dedicated Legal Guidance from Brooklyn Stroke Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered from a stroke because a doctor failed to order appropriate tests, ignored your symptoms, or acted in another careless way in the course of your treatment, you may be able to file a claim for negligence. You could begin fighting for the compensation you deserve by reaching out to a Brooklyn stroke malpractice lawyer at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.
We can help you hold the medical professionals who caused your injury accountable by building a strong case against them. Contact our attorneys today for more information on how we could help you take the first steps in a stroke malpractice case. We are available by phone and email seven days a week. If you are unable to come in to talk to us, a Brooklyn stroke malpractice attorney could come to your home. We fight to help those harmed by stroke malpractice to obtain the compensation they deserve.