Doctors or medical staff at times fail to provide comprehensive care. In the case of a patient suffering from early signs and symptoms of a stroke, a doctor’s negligent care could potentially lead to or exacerbate the stroke’s occurrence. Fortunately, a patient and their family who suffered unnecessarily because of a doctor’s negligence could take legal action.

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., our Queens stroke malpractice lawyers help people by pairing compassion with robust legal strategies. We provide a safe space for those injured by doctors to talk about their medical problems and concerns without fear of retaliation. We also work with reliable medical experts to compile and submit strong evidence of the injuries and losses the patient suffered in pursuit of compensation.

Our work spans over 30 years and totals $1 billion in verdicts/settlements for medical malpractice. We are dedicated to guiding our potential clients through the legal process of investigation, document servicing, pre-trial discovery, negotiation, and trial to verdict if necessary.

If you or a family member was harmed because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose or treat a stroke, a skilled medical malpractice lawyer could help you pursue the compensation you need to begin healing from your losses.

Stroke Prevention

If an individual has symptoms of early stroke, including weakness or numbness of extremities, confusion, and impaired vision, they should visit a medical facility for an examination. An examination typically includes at least one of the following:

  • Review of medical history
  • Physical examinations
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CAT) scan
  • Administration of anti-coagulation or blood-thinning drugs
  • FDA-approved clot-busting drugs to stop stroke progression

If a patient was seen by a medical professional and displayed stroke symptoms but did not receive adequate treatment or care, the doctor or medical professional may be liable for the patient’s resultant stroke.

Determining Negligence in Stroke Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is defined as when a doctor or medical care provider violates or breaches the standard of care, leading to injury. The standard of care is the level of care that a doctor in a similar field and circumstance would reasonably provide.

Negligence may be determined by showing that:

  • The doctor provided care for the patient
  • The doctor strayed from standard medical practice in their care
  • The patient’s negative outcome was caused or contributed to by negligence
  • The patient can show injuries from the negligence

Proving that a doctor was negligent may require significant proof and expert testimony. Courts may not find doctors at fault for cases even when medical difficulties arise. With a skilled Queens stroke malpractice lawyer working to build a powerful case, a claimant could increase their chances of obtaining a fair verdict.

Speaking with a Queens Stroke Malpractice Attorney

The statute of limitations requires that medical malpractice cases begin within two years and six months of the malpractice. If a case is not filed within this time frame, an individual may be barred from financial recovery
An exception is if a medical care provider’s failure or mistake took place during an ongoing course of treatment. This could delay the start of the 30-month time period until after the course of treatment ends.

Suffering a stroke often causes great physical and financial burden to a patient and their family. If you believe your stroke was caused by the failure of a medical professional to diagnose and treat your condition, the attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., could stand by your side to help you recover compensation for your suffering.

Queens stroke malpractice lawyers can be the help you need when the medical professionals you trusted have failed. We have won millions of dollars for potential clients in medical malpractice cases. Reach out to us today by phone, email, or an in-person appointment to see what we can do for you.

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