The Tragedy Of Stroke Misdiagnosis

When the rupture of an artery or a blockage in the bloodstream causes a stroke, the flow of oxygen to the brain gets interrupted and damage occurs, which causes brain tissue to die. In such situations, it's imperative that blood flow be restored to the affected areas as soon as possible to prevent excessive injury to the brain. The misdiagnosis of stroke symptoms or a wrong diagnosis post-stroke can result in long-term tragedy and suffering.

At Lipton Law in Southfield, Michigan, our attorneys are committed to providing compassionate and caring representation for stroke victims and their families — and we've done so since 1964. Our experience in medical malpractice cases gives you an advantage in recovering compensation for your injuries and losses.

Stroke Diagnosis Mistakes

Common stroke diagnosis and treatment errors that can rise to the level of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to provide a complete medical examination
  • Delay or mistakes in diagnostic testing
  • Inadequate treatment administration
  • Disregard of classic stroke signs in otherwise healthy and young individuals

These types of mistakes and others cause stroke damage to become more severe with each passing minute. When misdiagnosis prevents timely treatment, an increase in injury level or death can occur. The most tragic thing about misdiagnosing a stroke is that if a stroke is caught early enough, prevention of further injury and amazing recoveries are possible.

Advocating For Your Rights

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke that you believe could have been prevented or treated more quickly and proficiently, you have the right to pursue compensation for injuries, ongoing care and long-term financial maintenance. There is a statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Michigan, so it is crucial to secure legal representation as soon as possible.

Find out more about medical malpractice compensation by contacting an experienced stroke injury attorney today. Call us at 248-557-1688 or contact us online to schedule a free initial lawyer consultation. At Lipton Law, our first priority is you.