If you’ve had a stroke and it was caused by a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you may be wondering what steps to take next. You may feel angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. You are not alone. Every year, thousands of people have strokes that could have been prevented if they had received timely treatment. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps you should take if you’ve had a stroke as a result of medical negligence.
The Steps to Take After Suffering a Stroke Due to a Misdiagnosis
Seek Medical Care
If you have suffered a stroke due to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, the first step is to seek medical attention. Even if you are feeling better, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Strokes can cause long-term damage, and the sooner you are treated, the better your chances of recovery.
Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
The next step is to contact an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice. A lawyer can help you understand your legal options and whether you have a case against the doctor or hospital that failed to properly diagnose your condition.
If you decide to pursue a case, your lawyer will work with you to collect evidence and build your case. This may include medical records, expert testimony, and witness statements. The goal is to prove that the doctor or hospital was negligent in diagnosing your condition and that this negligence resulted in your stroke.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you are successful in your medical malpractice case, you may be awarded compensation for your damages. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Pursuing a case against those who failed to diagnose your condition properly can also help prevent future strokes from happening to other patients.
If a medical professional caused your injuries and you need help with a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact the skilled attorneys at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC with the details of your case by calling (304) 605-2040 or by filling out our online contact form.