When a person suffers a stroke, prompt diagnosis and treatment are needed to minimize permanent impairment resulting from a cutoff of the blood supply to the brain. Sadly, strokes are often misdiagnosed in young people, resulting in serious injury.
If you or your child has been injured because a doctor or other medical professional failed to diagnose and treat a stroke, you may be entitled to compensation for the significant challenges you will face. At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to treat serious medical conditions such as stroke. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Strokes and Young Adults
Strokes are commonly associated with the elderly. However, every year thousands of teenagers and young adults suffer strokes. Symptoms include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty speaking
- Numbness, weakness or paralysis in part of your body, such as arm, leg or part of your face
- Vision problems in one or both eyes
- Severe headache that comes on suddenly
If a medical professional failed to diagnose and treat your or your child’s stroke despite observable symptoms, you may have a case of medical malpractice against the provider. Contact our lawyers for straight answers about your legal options.
From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.