A stroke is simply defined as a sudden, serious attack. Medically we often think of it as a serious issue of blood flow to the brain. This may be one of two types. The first category called ischemic would be when there is a lack of blood flow to the brain which is usually caused by a blocked blood vessel. The second type called hemorrhagic is when there is bleeding in the brain caused by a leaking or ruptured blood vessel.
Over ten million people a year will have a stroke with over 75% survivors suffering from some disability that will harm their employability. It is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability with two-thirds of its victims over the age of 65. Once a stroke happens blood flow to that area of the brain is interrupted and brain damage happens. Damage can be cut or avoided by quick treatment. Failures of medical providers to recognize the early signs or conduct proper examinations, testing, or follow up treatment which may violate the standard of care patients are entitled to under the malpractice law.
It is important to have your case reviewed before the legal time limits prevent you from filing a claim for yourself or for a family member. Be sure to obtain all the medical records and make the request for the medical records right away. Yes you are entitled to the records and you can learn more at this link about getting your records.
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