Hi! I’m Chicago Attorney Dan Newlin, Former Police Detective. Thank you for visiting my misdiagnosis of stroke web page. I am proud to have had the opportunity to help hundreds of medical malpractice victims and I’d be honored to personally help you. As I am sure you know, medicine is a for profit business and is built on making money. Many hospitals and medical specialty groups are profit making businesses, most making hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and they will do everything in their power to keep you or your family from recovering what you are legally entitled to under the law. They will do this because paying you for your injuries means less profits for them. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 200 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing approximately 150,000 people and causing severe disability to several hundred thousand more every year. Medical imaging technology and other diagnostic tools have made it possible for early detection and treatment to help prevent stroke. However, in many cases a stroke gets misdiagnosed or is diagnosed too late. If you or a loved one has been a victim of stroke that you think should have been prevented, you may be able to receive compensation in a stroke malpractice lawsuit.
An ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, accounting for approximately 80 percent of cases. These occur when a blockage develops in an artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the brain. Most of these types of stroke are caused by blood clots. Blood clots can develop for many different reasons. People who have recently had any type of invasive surgery are at risk of developing blood clots. They are also a hereditary condition. Several other risk factors exist that should alert an emergency room physician that a stroke should be suspected. In either case, blood clots can be avoided with proper diagnosis and medication. When an ischemic stroke occurs, time is of the essence. If a blood clot is not treated right away, anoxic brain injury can take place, which can then lead to irreversible mental, physical, emotional, or behavioral disability. An ischemic stroke can be treated if it is diagnosed properly. However, if hours are allowed to pass before treatment is administered, the likelihood of brain damage occurring is raised significantly.
Hemorrhagic stroke is the other type of stroke, occurring when a blood vessel breaks, causing bleeding in the brain. The effective treatment of this type of stroke is very different than the treatment for ischemic stroke. Diagnosing and treating the wrong type of stroke can lead to further injury.
We can divide medical malpractice cases involving strokes into two categories: those that could have been prevented if the proper care had been provided and those that were directly caused by negligence. By bringing in our experts in the appropriate fields of medicine, me and my lawyers are able to put together strong cases. These cases are designed specifically to get you and your family the thousands of dollars you are entitle under the law. I have represent over 10,000 accident and injury victims and I would be honored to represent you and your family.
I and my team of experienced attorneys know that stroke is a common and potentially life-threatening occurrence for people of all ages. Often times there are warning signs or symptoms, such as headache, neck pain, weakness, or vision changes ahead of time. Some patients even have transient ischemic attacks, sometimes known as TIAs or mini-strokes. If these are recognized in time, there is a good chance that permanent injury or death can be prevented. When stroke occurs, prompt medical treatment, such as TPA or other medications, or surgical interventions, may be able to minimize or prevent damage. Unfortunately, in some instances, medical providers fail to identify and treat strokes when they should. The damage caused by a stroke can be devastating.
As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, I understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional failure to timely diagnose a stroke. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.