Delayed Stroke Diagnosis

When it comes to diagnosing and treating stroke, time is critical. If there diagnosis and treatment are delayed because a doctor or other medical provider was negligent, the outcome may be poor. Permanent brain damage, loss of speech and movement and other consequences of a stroke are life-changing. If you feel you were not diagnosed quickly enough and have been left with stroke-related injuries, you may have a case for compensation.

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we have more than 50 years of experience advocating for victims of medical negligence such as delayed stroke treatment.

Free consultationContact us online or call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO if you have been injured due to a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis after a stroke.

Why fast treatment is necessary

A stroke limits blood flow to the brain, reducing the amount of oxygen available to keep brain cells alive. When blood flow is restricted for more than a short time, brain cells die and injuries are serious or permanent.

Doctors should know the warning signs of stroke and be able to quickly begin treatment. If this does not happen, the results can include brain damage that affects:

  • Speech
  • Mobility
  • Emotions
  • Thinking

Late diagnosis of stroke can result in permanent disability or death. The stakes are high, and fast treatment is critical to a good outcome.

If you or a loved one has suffered the consequences of a delayed stroke diagnosis, consult an attorney with the resources and skills to build a strong case for compensation and justice. If you chose the Columbus, Ohio, medical malpractice attorneys at Elk & Elk, you've come to the right place.

Call for a free consultation: Failure to diagnose stroke

Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation to learn about your rights and options after a stroke misdiagnosis or treatment delay left you with serious, disabling injuries. We know how to help.