Holding Negligent Doctors and Hospitals Accountable
A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Someone who is treated quickly enough may emerge from a stroke with minimal permanent damage, while someone who goes too long without treatment may be severely injured and may even die.
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, based in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, our South Carolina stroke misdiagnosis attorneys have decades of experience helping clients statewide pursue medical malpractice claims for failure to diagnose strokes and other serious medical conditions.
Seeking Compensation for the Consequences of Failure to Diagnose
Most thrombotic strokes, if correctly diagnosed within four hours of the onset of symptoms, can be treated with so-called clot-busting drugs. But every moment that someone is not properly treated for a stroke results in the loss of brain tissue, with serious and potentially fatal consequences.
Unfortunately, although the classic symptoms of stroke are known to every trained doctor and nurse, some patients are still misdiagnosed with Bell's palsy or other conditions.
One common precursor of a stroke is a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke. All too often, patients who have experienced TIAs are sent home from emergency rooms because they no longer have any observable symptoms.
Contact Our Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers in Myrtle Beach and Columbia
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe brain injury, or if someone close to you has died, as a result of a medical professional's negligent failure to diagnose and treat a stroke, our attorneys will carefully research your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice trial attorneys at Furr & Henshaw, contact us today. Consultations are free of charge and obligation, and you will not pay any attorneys fees unless we recover compensation in your case.