It’s possible. Unfortunately, many stroke victims are misdiagnosed, especially if they are under fifty or are not considered high-risk. Patients who report feeling dizzy or fatigued may be given prescriptions for pain medication or vitamins, only to suffer a stroke in the next few days.
Dizziness, fatigue and tingling in the extremities may be signs of a migraine—but they are also the early symptoms of a stroke. A stroke is an interruption of blood flow to the brain; since the blood keeps oxygen running to the brain cells, any interruption will cause the brain cells to die. If not treated quickly, a patient may suffer permanent brain injury in Kentucky or even early death as a result of stroke misdiagnosis.
Here are a few more life-changing injuries a stroke victim may suffer:
- Muscle weakness
- Impaired movement
- Loss of speaking ability
- Memory problems
- Bladder or bowel incontinence
- Inability to swallow
- Loss of cognitive abilities
If you someone you love was misdiagnosed when having a stroke, it is vital that you contact our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys immediately. At Gray and White, we can advise you of your legal options and we will not charge you anything unless we win your case. Call our offices today at (800) 634-8767 or fill out the contact form on this page to begin your FREE, one-on-one legal consultation.