Citrus Heights, CA asked in Medical Malpractice for Vermont

Q: My mom was misdiagnosed at the ER, and had a stroke a 2 days later. Can/should she file a medical malpractice suit?

My mom went to hospital because she thought she was having a stroke. The doctors said they were gonna do a bunch of tests. The doctors didn’t do any tests, saying they have patients that were sicker than her so they discharged her and dismissed it as an issue related to her other neurological condition. She had a stroke 2 days later and now has speech and memory issues. Her primary care doctor told her that the hospital should have done more tests because they could have seen the stroke on the images. Can/should she file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Yes there is a potential case. Another doctor will have to evaluate what was done or not done, review the standard of care, and determine what would have been avoided if there was not malpractice. Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

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