For over 40 years The Fitzgerald Law Firms’ medical malpractice lawyers have handled hundreds of failure to diagnose / medical malpractice cases and has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements, including a $94 million dollar jury verdict–the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in 2002 (Lawyers Weekly).

Failure to diagnose stroke properly and implement treatment quickly may result in brain damage, seizures, paralysis, or death. Have you or a family member been a victim of failure to diagnose stroke? If so, callThe Fitzgerald Law Firm today toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.  Consultations are free.


Failure to diagnose stroke means treatments that are available to reverse the effects of stroke are not administered in time.  There are two kinds of stroke:

  1. An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the brain becomes blocked. About 80% of strokes are of this type. Blood clots are the most common cause of artery blockage that leads to an ischemic stroke.
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain.

The effects of ischemic strokes can be reversed with treatment.  The treatments, however, must be administered within the first few hours of a stroke. If your family member had an ischemic stroke and doctors failed to diagnose the stroke in time to administer the treatment, you family member (and perhaps you) have failure to diagnose malpractice case.


Compensation for failure to diagnose stroke may include payment for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, emotional stress, and other damages.  It is vital to act quickly. The law limits the amount of time after a patient incurs an injury to file suit. Although not every failure to diagnose stroke is negligence, consulting with an experienced lawyer is in your best interests. We will take steps to preserve your legal rights and determine your options.