Every Second Counts
When a stroke hits, every second counts. Oxygen stops flowing to the brain, and irreversible damage is done with every second that passes. If a doctor fails to recognize the obvious warning signs of stroke – it might be malpractice.
Mark Kaire is an experienced attorney with an excellent reputation for handling litigation that arises from mishandled strokes. If you were harmed, or a loved one was, by a doctor’s improper treatment, call 305-372-0123 or 877-662-5399 toll free for a free consultation. You can also contact us online at our office in Miami, Florida and we’ll respond shortly.
Stroke Warning Signs
Most people at risk for a stroke understand the warning signs. Since strokes are fairly common, it only follows that a doctor should be able to recognize the warning signs, too. You and your doctor should both be on high alert whenever you see the following symptoms:
- Loss of vision in one eye
- Numbness going down into one extremity (like a hand or finger)
- Facial droop
- Difficulty speaking
- Loss of balance
Once the warning signs begin to appear, the patient has three hours to receive the drug tPA, which stands for “Tissue Plasminogen Activator.” Otherwise, the stroke victim will suffer severe irreversible damage. If tPA is never administered, the consequences may be devastating.
When doctors miss these obvious warning signs, the results can be fatal. In some cases, the oversight may be so egregious as to constitute negligence.
If you or a loved one suffered harm as the result of a doctor’s negligence, call 305-372-0123 or 877-662-5399 toll-free to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online and we’ll respond as soon as possible.