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Stroke Misdiagnosis

During a stroke, rapid diagnosis and treatment is vital to reduce the possibility of permanent injury or death. If a doctor misdiagnoses the condition as something else, valuable treatment time will be lost and so may be the possibility for recovery by the patient.

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis, and of the misdiagnosis lawsuits, stroke misdiagnosis is particularly common. If you or someone you love was the victim of stroke misdiagnosis by a negligent doctor, contact the Rhinelander medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your case and legal options for compensation.

Signs of Stroke

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can help you avoid misdiagnosis of yourself or a loved one. The main signs of a stroke include:

  • Weakness or tingling in a limb
  • Sudden loss of strength in the legs
  • Heaviness, numbness or paralysis-this typically occurs in only one side of the body
  • Severe headache
  • Confusion
  • Loss of vision
  • Change of vision-this includes blurriness, dimness or double vision
  • Difficultly speaking or finding words
  • Difficulty understanding the speech of others
  • Fainting

If you are unsure of a doctor’s diagnosis, never feel afraid to ask additional questions or make suggestions.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been harmed by a negligent doctor who misdiagnosed a stroke, contact the Rhinelander medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.