A stroke is an emergency medical condition. It is often caused when blood flow to the brain is interrupted due to a blood clot or a vessel that ruptures and it can be experienced by people of any age, at any given time.  

There are five different types of stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke), Ischemic Stroke, Cryptogenic Stroke, Brain Stem Stroke, and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Sometimes a stroke can happen as a result of medical negligence which can cause severe medical conditions such as hypoxia, (when the brain does not get enough oxygen), and anoxia (when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen). 

Strokes are the third leading cause of mortality and the leading cause of disability in this country and some originate from cases of medical negligence. These include misdiagnosis, delayed or incorrect treatment, an absence or inadequate prescription of medication, or the failure to act within the critical time window of safe remediation of strokes. 

As a consequence, only 32% of stroke survivors who previously worked will return to the workplace full-time a year after the debilitating event. The costs associated with recovery from a stroke are immediate and significant including rehabilitation, nursing, housing alteration, and occupational as well as speech therapy costs. 

How We Can Help

At Whelan Law, our dedicated team of legal professionals are on hand to provide the necessary specialist support to help you with a medical negligence claim. Our firm also has access to outstanding medical professionals in the field of medical and stroke negligence who can offer expert advice to clients that have suffered as a direct result of medical malpractice.