By: Kyle Colona
Stroke survivors can also be stroke victims when a doctor or hospital fails to properly diagnose TIA (mini stroke).
More than 7 million people in the United States today have survived a stroke. And now you’re one of them. But wait. It was only the other day you were in your doctor’s office because of these intense headaches that were bothering you.
And the doctor sent you home with a prescription for migraine headaches. “That’s odd,” you thought as you drove home with those odd floaters bothering your eyes. “I’ve never had migraines before.”
Suddenly you wake up to find yourself in a hospital bed with your spouse hovering over you, weeping tears of joy. Sadly, you’re unable to speak, and scared as hell. And then your doctor comes into view and you hear him say something like “you’ve had a stroke.”
As a stroke survivor you have special needs. You have questions like “how did the doctor miss this?” You need help. You may not only be a stroke survivor, but also a victim of your doctor’s misdiagnosis. And New York licensed attorneys Cory Rosenbaum and Robert Fader can help. They have decades of experience with medical malpractice and stroke negligence cases.
But first things first: you can recover. This is a life-changing experience. You and your loved ones are faced with many challenges.
Fortunately, there are rehabilitation options to help you recover: physical therapists can help strengthen balance, coordination, and movement functions; speech therapists can help restore typical speech patterns; and occupational therapists can help you relearn basic life skills that you may have lost.
This will take time, patience and last but not least, money. Sure, you’ve got Medicare and supplemental insurance. But that not might be enough.
“And what if I never fully recover,” you wonder. “What about my family?”
Caregivers for stroke survivors are usually loved ones. And together you will be struggling with the physical and emotional challenges on the long road to recovery.
But the sad truth is your doctor made a mistake by sending you home with pain pills for migraines. The next day you hit the floor. Now, you may be the victim of stroke negligence.
The founders of StrokeLaw.com, Cory Rosenbaum & Robert Fader, are New York attorneys with decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice including stroke victims and their loved ones. They are available for free consultations.