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Inadequate Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack Leads to Major Stroke

This client was on Coumadin for chronic atrial fibrillation, and was in the first several hours of a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is an episode in which a person has stroke-like symptoms for less than 24 hours, usually less than 1-2 hours. Client experienced the episode and went to the doctor’s office receiving inadequate evaluation and treatment for TIA, and was sent home. Later that evening, the client suffered a major stroke. The stroke affected the dominant hemisphere and the client experienced frequent left residual right arm paralysis and right leg weakness. Rosen Louik & Perry represented the client’s stroke malpractice claim. The case settled for $550,000.00.

If you or your family has experienced a similar condition after medical treatment, you can trust that our firm is experienced in compassionately handling your medical malpractice claim in Allegheny County. For a free consultation and examination of your stroke malpractice claim, call us today at 800.440.5297.