Hemorrhagic Stroke Lawyers in Denver
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bleeds. This could be an aneurysm or a leaking weakened blood vessel. Either of these events cause blood to spill into or around the brain, creating swelling and pressure. This pressure damages the cells and tissues in the brain. Only 15% of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they are responsible for about 40% of all stroke deaths.
There are two main types of hemorrhagic stroke: an intracerebral hemorrhage happens inside the brain, when a blood vessel bursts and leaks blood into surrounding brain tissue; a subarachnoid hemorrhage happens in the area between the brain and the tissue covering the brain, known as the subarachnoid space, most commonly caused by a burst aneurysm (National Stroke Association).
There are a number of ways in which a healthcare provider’s mistreatment of a patient can lead to hemorrhagic stroke. Examples include:
- Missed Diagnosis: When a doctor fails to do thorough testing and does not diagnose the stroke in a timely manner. We had a case in which a patient’s cerebral aneurysm was missed by a radiologist and by an ER physician, who failed to order a mandatory follow-up test. The aneurysm burst about a week later, which ended up paralyzing her. We achieved a substantial settlement to pay for her care and other losses she suffered.
Medical Malpractice and the Law
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a healthcare professional’s misdiagnosis, mistreatment, or other medical error related to hemorrhagic stroke, you may have a case of medical malpractice.
In order to prove medical malpractice, your lawyer will work to prove that the doctor and/or nurses that handled your care were negligent, meaning they failed to use reasonable care in treating you, causing you harm. In a typical medical malpractice case, there are three elements required to prove negligence:
- The doctor-patient relationship existed.
- The treatment involved negligence.
- The patient’s injury was a direct result of the negligent treatment.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. we handle hundreds of medical malpractice claims around the country on behalf of injured clients. We have relationships with medical experts, who can examine a case and determine where the at-fault doctor went wrong. In the case of hemorrhagic stroke, this person would most likely be a neurologist who specializes in stroke patients.
Every state has time limits on when you can file a claim, so please call us as soon as possible. Also, the sooner we can examine your medical records, the better our chances of getting vital evidence for your claim.
Hemorrhagic stroke is a serious injury that requires emergency care, but it can be treated when addressed quickly and skillfully. We rely on emergency room doctors, neurologists, and other healthcare professionals to do just that. When they don’t, you deserve to be compensated for your damages.
Our trial lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. know how to do the research, work with the experts, and stand up to big corporate hospital legal teams. Allow yourself to focus on your health and recovery while we work to ensure you can pay your medical bills and make up for lost time at work.
If you would like to speak to the team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. about your potential case, give our office a call at (303) 759-9945. There is no charge for an initial consultation.