Miami Stroke Misdiagnosis Lawyer
The Miami stroke misdiagnosis lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. have experience handling cases where a medical professional’s mistake in diagnosing a stroke had tragic consequences. Our team works to maximize your damages after a medical error robs you of a chance for proper treatment. So, get started today with a free initial consultation. Call us at 888-677-7764.
Gain an Experienced Teammate in Fighting a Miami Stroke Misdiagnosis Case
Doctors are used to being sued. Armed with insurance coverage and protected by technicalities and medical terminology, those who work in healthcare make for formidable opponents in medical malpractice cases.
That’s why you want a law firm that’s survived battles in the field. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a background in negotiating and litigating cases like yours. Our trial experience has won us more than 20 verdicts that surpassed $1 million, and attorney Philip Freidin has conducted over 200 jury trials and 100 non-jury trials.
You Can Verify Our Track Record
Our team at Freidin Brown, P.A. has direct experience with stroke misdiagnosis cases, with one notable recovery for a client totaling $825,000 after a doctor and hospital failed to treat a stroke properly. Our case results also showcase similar misdiagnosis cases we have handled, not to mention other forms of medical malpractice.
Our Lawyers Seek Damages for Care, Bills, and Other Losses
Compensation for misdiagnosis cases can help cover a broad range of expenses and losses:
- Office visits
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of earning ability
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
We’ll even include ancillary expenses like walking aids, over-the-counter medications, and mental health resources in our consideration of your damages.
We Seek Recovery Compensation, Not Just Funds for Past Bills
As the Mayo Clinic points out, numerous potential complications accompany strokes—paralysis, cognitive issues, difficulty with speech and writing, emotional problems, and chronic pain. As a result, the road to recovery is often long, and some victims don’t reach their pre-stroke condition.
Because each victim reacts differently to a stroke and its complications, we assess your case individually. Then, by taking a comprehensive look at your prognosis, we can project your medical expenses and income losses and include them in your demand for compensation for what you have already paid and experienced.
If You Lost a Loved One to a Stroke
Unfortunately, a misdiagnosed stroke often leads to fatal results. If your loved one died because a stroke went undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in Miami, we could help a personal representative for their estate file for wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims and suits can help pay for the medical care your loved one received, as well as cover funeral and burial costs, loss of income to your family from the deceased, and pain and suffering. In addition, certain family members can also receive specialized damages, like compensation for the loss of a parent’s guidance or a partner’s love and support.
Our Miami Misdiagnosis Lawyers Help Identify What Went Wrong
When an unexpected health issue arises, you need to be able to rely on the emergency medical care professionals who come to your aid. This trust is especially critical for stroke victims. When they exhibit symptoms of a stroke, timing is everything. Unfortunately, the longer the diagnosis is delayed, the more severe—or perhaps irreversible—the damage.
Regrettably, not all medical care professionals or emergency room doctors accurately diagnose stroke immediately. For example, doctors might misdiagnose severe headaches or vomiting as flu symptoms instead of the telltale signs of stroke they often are.
Nonetheless, it is your doctor’s duty to investigate and recognize telltale signs of stroke, such as:
- Weakness or loss of sensation in one side of the body.
- Difficulty talking or understanding conversations.
- Loss of vision or “dimming.”
- Difficulty walking or maintaining one’s balance.
Not All Medical Errors Are Unavoidable or Understandable
Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine indicates that medical mistakes are frighteningly common, accounting for 10 percent of all U.S. deaths and making them the third leading cause of death. However, a doctor’s word is not the end of the matter. So, while some healthcare providers may try to claim that the mistake in your case was unavoidable, you have a right to consult a lawyer and ask questions.
Our attorneys combat the narrative that the stroke misdiagnosis was an understandable error. To do that, we use evidence to highlight how the healthcare professional’s actions did not align with what another person would do in the same situation with the same information.
How Do You Know If Your Doctor Could Have Done More?
Every medical issue or treatment comes with inherent risks. That’s because everyone’s health problems are unique. As a result, there are some things that doctors cannot change. However, the difference between conventional risk and negligence comes down to what a reasonable person could have prevented.
Our stroke misdiagnosis lawyers in Miami have the medical knowledge and legal experience to illuminate malpractice. Mistakes and carelessness that could have caused your misdiagnosis include the following:
- Assumptions made by paramedics or healthcare staff.
- Failing or waiting too long to perform diagnostic imaging.
- Misreading diagnostic tests.
- Taking too long to diagnose and treat the condition.
- Monitoring errors by nurses and staff.
- Medication and dosage mistakes.
- Understaffing, poor training, or failure to consult a specialist.
- Mistakes in taking a medical history.
We can investigate what procedures the medical professionals should have followed, whether staffing or training issues may have contributed to the problem, and how to connect that negligence to the pain or disability you struggle with today. In addition, we’ll collect evidence that can back up our pursuit of damages, such as expert testimony from other healthcare professionals and medical records like intake forms, doctor’s notes, and treatment plans.
Learn How to Obtain Compensation for a Stroke Misdiagnosis
Freidin Brown, P.A. will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf—not merely to punish doctors who simply make mistakes, but to ensure you get what you need to recover to the fullest extent possible. This is your life, and you deserve the most professional and effective representation possible in your medical malpractice case. Contact our Miami medical malpractice attorneys today to protect your rights. Call 888-677-7764.