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Strokes can be some of the deadliest and most debilitating medical events that a person can experience in their lifetime. A stroke involves a sudden interruption of the supply of blood and, therefore, oxygen to the brain. That means that you need a timely diagnosis and treatment in order to mitigate the damage that a stroke could do to your brain. 

People often say that minutes lost are brain cells lost when it comes to treating a stroke. Unfortunately, physicians can often miss the symptoms of a stroke, putting the patient at an increased risk of a poor prognosis.

Different people make present different symptoms for a stroke

There are many potential symptoms involved with a stroke. Some of the most well-known symptoms of a stroke involve loss of control over one side of the body, drooping eyes or facial muscles and slurred speech. However, stroke can also involve weakness in the arms and legs, a sense of dizziness, a severe headache, feeling confused or trouble seeing.

It’s important to note that strokes can often present differently in every case, and physicians are more familiar with the common symptoms. A patient reporting clear symptoms of a stroke may not receive the help and testing required to prevent additional damage if the doctor, for example, assumes the headache is just the result of stress. 

A delayed diagnosis when a patient presents clear symptoms of a stroke could mean lost function and quality of life or even completely preventable death. Those who wind up injured or lose a loved one after a failure to diagnose a stroke properly may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the doctor involved.