Medical and surgical procedures always carry risks. These possible complications were probably explained to you and your spouse. However, things can go wrong even under an experienced doctor. One of the most dangerous medical complications a person can experience is a stroke.
What Causes a Stroke?
A stroke is a disruption of blood flow in part of the brain. Many health issues can cascade into this devastating medical emergency. Some common causes are long-term high blood pressure, genetic abnormalities that affect the way the blood vessels formed, clots that break off elsewhere in the body and get stuck in the brain, and sometimes, medical malpractice.
Did Your Spouse Suffer a Stroke in the Hospital?
Many things may have led to your spouse's stroke, from a previously unknown medical issue to unforeseen complications and sometimes, doctor error. These physicians are only human, and sometimes mistakes can happen during or after your spouse's hospital procedures. Unfortunately, those mistakes can be both costly and life-threatening.
Was Your Loved One Injured By Medical Malpractice?
If your spouse was injured by or passed away from their stroke, you may find yourself facing a gauntlet of medical bills, lost wages or loss of employment, and intense pain and suffering. If this was caused by a doctor's mistake, you deserve financial support as you deal with all those issues. Pursuing a malpractice claim may also assure that the medical error isn't repeated, sending another family down the same harrowing road.
Our legal system can be tricky to navigate, and the laws surrounding medical malpractice are notoriously complex. Depending on where you live, you may be faced with a deadline of statutes of limitations. These kinds of lawsuits tend to take time, so it's vital to contact a law firm now.
After everything that's happened to your family, you have enough on your plate. You need to find a law firm that's experienced with medical malpractice cases and can walk you through your options. Our firm has doctors on staff, ready to look at what happened to your spouse and determine if you have a viable case. Take the first step to justice and reach out for help. We're just a phone call away so contact us today.