Strokes are serious medical events that could severely debilitate someone or cause death. The sooner a stroke is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis for the patient could be. Some physicians may be negligent in their patient care and fail to provide an appropriate, timely diagnosis or the right treatment.

When a doctor’s negligence causes injury to a patient, a patient may have grounds for a lawsuit. Our Nassau County stroke malpractice lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could help you seek compensation using their 28 years of experience winning verdicts for people suffering from medical malpractice.

Not only do we establish a strong foundation for your case by working with a team of medical experts, we know how to convert your story and experience into meaningful evidence. Through the process of investigation, service of legal documents, discovery, mediation, negotiation, and potentially trial, we can present a robust case before a judge or jury.

If you suffered a stroke as a result of a medical professionals’ carelessness, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys could evaluate your case and begin forming a strategy to seek compensation.

Types of Stroke Negligence

Since strokes may be fatal, result in long-term physical disability, or cause cognitive decline, it might be crucial for doctors to prevent strokes from happening or reoccurring. A medical professional or a hospital could make a mistake by:

  • Failing to look at the symptoms together
  • Failing to order brain scans, blood tests, or other x-rays
  • Analyzing test results incorrectly
  • Performing the wrong type of emergency treatment
  • Delaying emergency treatment
  • Failing to prescribe preventative anti-coagulation drugs, surgery, or lifestyle changes

As a Nassau County lawyer that specializes in stroke malpractice could explain, about 20 percent of people between 40 and 69 who experience a first stroke will have another stroke within five years. Doctors who fail to prevent the first stroke may be causing additional long-term damage.

The Pros and Cons of Accepting a Settlement

While the parties in a lawsuit are not required to attempt to settle before going to trial in the state of New York, a plaintiff may want to consider whether a settlement is the most beneficial resolution for them.

Defendants may want to settle to avoid the potential of the plaintiff being awarded a large compensation by the jury at trial. Conversely, plaintiffs may benefit from a settlement since it is generally quicker and their medical or personal history is not exposed.

As per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules §1411, plaintiffs receive a compensation amount based on pure comparative fault. This means if a jury finds them to be partially liable for their own injuries, they could receive a reduced compensation in proportion to their assigned percentage of liability. In cases where this is a possibility, it may be beneficial for plaintiffs to settle.

To ensure you are receiving a fair compensation, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced stroke malpractice lawyer in Nassau County. Our team of lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could advise you on whether the compensation you have been offered is fair or not.

Call a Nassau County Stroke Malpractice Attorney for Help

Patients may not need to face additional pain and suffering, drastic lifestyle changes, and rising medical bills because of a medical professional’s careless treatment.

If a doctor did not properly treat or prevent your stroke, a Nassau County stroke malpractice lawyer at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could be your advocate during a civil lawsuit. We have experience recovering over $1 billion dollars for patients who have been hurt and ignored when they tried to stand up for themselves.

Do not worry about the fees just yet – we have the financial power to work for you until the final settlement or trial verdict. Call, email, video chat, or request an in-home consultation today. We are ready to build a strong case against the defense to recover the compensation you deserve.

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