Experienced Guidance For Mistakes Made While Treating Strokes, Pulmonary Embolisms And Other Attacks
Strokes, pulmonary embolisms and other attacks caused by blood clots kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. These occur when oxygen cannot reach the brain, lungs or other vital organs, generally due to a blood clot or a bleed in the brain, such as when the blood fails to clot properly. Unfortunately, the treatment for these attacks can fail to help patients and may cause more severe complications.
If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, pulmonary embolism or another life-threatening attack that could have been prevented, you can take steps to hold the responsible parties accountable. At Rittgers & Rittgers, our skilled and experienced medical malpractice team is prepared to fight for your deserved compensation. Our offices across Ohio, including Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford, are ready to help you.
How Medical Professionals Make Mistakes
An unacceptable number of strokes, pulmonary embolisms and other life-threatening attacks have been linked to medical malpractice and a doctor, nurse or staff member who misdiagnosed the symptoms leading up to the attack. Because of this, the wrong treatment or medication may have been prescribed.
In other instances, doctors, nurses or staff may mismanage prescribed medication, causing an imbalance in the levels of anticoagulation in the blood. These medications include Coumadin or Warfarin, Lovenox and Heparin.
Simple patient care errors can also lead to these attacks. Hospital and care facility staff must ensure that the individual is moving about and walking, if possible, to ensure that the blood is flowing, and clots are not forming. There are also products, such as compression boots, that the staff should utilize to protect the patient’s health.
We will investigate the circumstances and care leading up to the attack and find instances where you should have received better care. Hospital administrators and insurance companies can complicate the investigation process, and many people are unsuccessful when pursuing these claims on their own. Rest assured, our lawyers will advocate relentlessly on behalf of you and your family.
Do Not Wait To Get Help
To arrange an initial consultation and discuss your claim with a Cincinnati stroke injury lawyer, please contact our Ohio office today. You can call us at 513-496-0134 or send us a message to schedule your free first meeting.