Failure To Diagnose Stroke
Generally, there are four reasons for an ischemic stroke, which account for 87% of all CVAs: (1) thrombosis, (2) embolism, (3) systemic hypoperfusion, and (4) venous thrombosis. When there is ischemia, the blood supply to the brain decreases or stops. After 60 to 90 seconds, this leads to dysfunction of the brain in the affected area. Ischemic strokes are classified by the extent of the dysfunction, including total anterior circulation infarct (TACI), partial anterior circulation infarct (PACI), lacunar infarct (LACI), and posterior circulation infarct (POCI). Hemorrhagic strokes typically occur as a result of weakened blood vessels and head trauma.
Contrary to popular belief, most strokes are not accompanied by a headache. Generally, headaches are associated only with subarachnoid hemorrhaging, central venous thrombosis and intracerebral hemorrhaging. Rather, most strokes are accompanied by:
- sudden-onset face weakness;
- arm dysfunction; and
- abnormal speech or inability to speak.
- high blood pressure (35-50% of stroke risk)
- atrial fibrillation;
- high blood cholesterol;
- heavy alcohol consumption;
- drug use;
- lack of physical activity;
- obesity; and
- poor diet.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of stroke cases. If you, your child or a loved one have been injured due to stroke, you, your child and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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