Stroke Complications

Blood Thinning Complications • Anesthesia Mistakes • Surgical Errors

Stroke Complications in ChicagoA stroke is caused by a disruption in the blood flow to the brain. The two most common types of strokes are ischemic strokes, which result when the blood flow to the brain is blocked by a blood clot, and hemorrhagic strokes, which result from a burst blood vessel in the brain. On many occasions, these major strokes are preceded by a small stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Some of the key symptoms of a TIA include transient slurred speech, transient weakness in the face or extremities, brief episodes of confusion, or transient visual disturbances. Early recognition and treatment of a small stroke or TIA can prevent a major stroke.

When physicians fail to recognize and treat the symptoms of a TIA, and the patient suffers a devastating stroke they may have committed medical malpractice. At Cirignani Heller & Harman LLP, we have more than twenty years of experience holding doctors and nurses accountable for their negligent acts. We prepare compelling cases and devote significant resources to establishing fault. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago stroke complication lawyers.

In-Depth Medical Malpractice Background

Our Chicago stroke complication attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of medicine because our law firm includes two licensed doctors, as well as a certified respiratory therapist. This unique background provides us with the ability to carefully evaluate cases in-house, determining if doctors or nurses failed to take the appropriate measures to diagnose and/or treat clients having a stroke.

It goes without saying that the effects of a stroke can be utterly devastating:

  • Paralysis
  • Impaired speech
  • Loss of the use of extremities
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Increased risk for successive strokes

However, medical malpractice in this area is not just confined to the failure to diagnose a stroke. It also encompasses the failure to properly treat or prevent a stroke. For example, Coumadin, a blood thinning agent used by physicians to prevent blood clots, can actually result in severe brain hemorrhaging if improperly administered to a hemorrhagic stroke victim. Conversely, a patient may suffer an ischemic stroke if a physician fails to prescribe Coumadin or a similar medication to prevent blood clots from forming in certain situations.


The Consequences of Overlooking a Stroke

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Whether you had a stroke due to complications during surgery or an inadequate amount of blood thinning medication, we will carefully review your case. Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate whether the doctors or nurses broke any medical rules. We are prepared to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Know How To Identify a Stroke

Types of Stroke Complications

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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