Blood vessels branch out through the body in ever-narrowing fashion. When a clot forms in one part of the body and travels through the circulatory system, it may cause a clotting stroke if it enters and blocks a smaller blood vessel.
At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we help people who have suffered clotting strokes resulting from medical malpractice. We use our combined knowledge of law and medicine to pursue justice and monetary compensation for our clients throughout the Chicagoland area of Illinois.
Clotting Strokes and Medical Malpractice
Clotting strokes can occur when a doctor fails to manage the clotting of the blood by misuse of Coumadin or other means. The majority of cases involve doctors failing to recognize the risk factors of stroke, and failing to take appropriate action when they do occur.
With a stroke, the risk of reoccurrence is substantial. If a patient suffers a minor stroke, it is important for doctors to take appropriate steps to protect the patient from a more severe second stroke. Failure to do so can have catastrophic consequences, including paralysis, impaired speech and vision, and fatal strokes.
Our attorneys understand the medical factors involved in these cases because two of our lawyers are also doctors. Another lawyer at our firm is a board-certified respiratory therapist. We will conduct a careful investigation of the medical records and other evidence to help support your case. We will do everything in our power to help you obtain financial compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Let Us Help You
If you or someone close to you has suffered a clotting stroke caused by medical malpractice, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at (312) 346-8700 to speak with an experienced lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay us attorney fees unless we win compensation in your case.