Cerebrovascular Accident Attorney
A cerebrovascular accident (CVA), commonly known as a stroke, is a medical emergency where the blood supply to the brain is blocked, causing the brain cells to die. When this occurs, immediate medical attention is required. Unfortunately, some medical professionals fail to provide the proper medical attention and cause further injury and damage. If you or a loved one has suffered from a cerebrovascular accident and believe you have become a victim to medical malpractice, please contact our New York medical malpractice attorney to learn your rights and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
At The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to representing medical malpractice victims and their families. Our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of cases by obtaining financial compensation to help cover for medical expenses and other related damages. We take time to fully understand your case, look for possible signs of negligence or medical malpractice, and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Causes and Risk Factors
One of the main causes of CVA, or stroke, is the blockage of an artery in the brain. This generally occurs when a clot is formed in a small blood vessel, depriving the brain from blood and oxygen.
Other causes include; embolic stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, vasculitis and migraine headaches.
The most common risk factors for CVA, or strok, are:
- High blood pressure
- High cholestral
- Heavy alcohol consumption
Signs and Symptoms
Depending on the area of the brain that was affected and the amount of damaged caused, symptoms may include:
- Sudden numbness of the body such as face, arm or leg
- Loss of voluntary movement
- Severe headache
- Impaired vision
- Loss of balance, coordination, or dizziness
- Difficulty in speech
Treatment and Care
Treatment and care varies according to the cause of the stroke. In some cases, therapy is used to remove blockage by breaking or removing the clot. Other medical therapies aim to prevent new clots from forming. The sooner blood flow is restored to the brain, the fewer brain cells die.
Proper medical treatment must be performed immediately followed by rehabilitation to help minimize further damage and complications. Good nursing care is fundamental in conjunction with physical and occupational therapy. However, in some cases where proper treatment and care are not provided, medical malpractice may be the cause of further injury and damage.
New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or your loved one are victims of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of potential income, and other damages. Make sure you contact the Fitgerald Law Firm, P.C., to obtain legal advice and effective representation.
Our New York medical malpractice attorneys will thoroughly review your situation, look for any signs of medical malpractice or error, and help you pursue the rightful compensation.
To schedule a free consultation, please contact the Fitgerald Law Firm, P.C. today.