Stroke Injury Lawsuits
Top Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Americans, in addition to being the number one cause of disability in adults. Strokes are difficult to diagnose, and a missed or late diagnosis can greatly affect the prognosis of the patient. In treating a stroke, time is of the essence. Emergency room staff, nurses, and doctors are all trained to identify the signs of a stroke and respond with immediate care.
A late or misdiagnosed stroke can lead to brain damage, memory loss, speech or movement disability, and other complications. In some harrowing circumstances, a stroke can cause death. In such instances, you or your family may wish to speak with a medical malpractice attorney in Baltimore. He or she can review your medical records and determine if you have a case. If you believe your injuries were the result of a misdiagnosed stroke, find out for sure—turn to Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.
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What Causes a Stroke?
Strokes fall into two main categories: ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery becomes blocked by a blood clot. This blockage causes the flow of oxygen to the brain to be delayed or slowed, leading to permanent disability without proper care. A hemorrhagic stroke involves the rupture or leak of a blood vessel. This "blowout" is often caused by conditions related to the blood vessels, including high blood pressure or cerebral aneurysms.
What Are the Symptoms of a Stroke?
A stroke is a medical emergency. Although symptoms vary greatly depending on the type of stroke an individual has suffered, if you suspect something may be wrong, it is important to call for help. The National Stroke Association recommends "acting FAST"-checking the Face, Arms, and Speech of an individual, and saving Time by calling 911.
Symptoms can include:
- A headache, sometimes accompanied by dizziness or vomiting
- Trouble walking
- Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Blurred vision, or seeing double
- Numbness or paralysis in the face, arms, or legs
Turn to Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Since 1948, the people of Baltimore have looked to us as their advocates and counselors—a role we are proud to carry to this day. Even now, we fight for the families of those who were harmed by medical negligence. If your loved one has suffered a stroke because your physician, nurses, or other medical personnel failed to act quickly or competently, turn to our firm of highly experienced trial lawyers.
Our firm has secured victories in many cases involving medical malpractice, including:
- Lifelong medical care for a woman whose surgeon allowed her to catch fire during an operation
- Multi-million dollar trust to children of a mother killed by surgical error
- $4 million for a family whose child suffered a brain injury due to malpractice
- $7 million for a family whose nursing staff failed to act on fetal distress symptoms
For more than 70 years, our work has bettered the lives of people in our communities and in communities across the United States. Murphy, Falcon & Murphy is proud to be the voice for those that have been mistreated and ignored by the people and institutions that should have cared for them.
Take the first step toward justice by calling our legal team today at 410.983.6266.