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New York Stroke Brain Injuries Lawyer

A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. An ischemic stroke is the result of a blood clot, while a hemorrhagic stroke is the result of blood leaking into the brain due to broken blood vessels in the brain. As a result of stroke, the brain is deprived of nutrients and oxygen. If not treated immediately, a stroke can lead to permanent brain damage causing speech impairment, paralysis, blindness, and cognitive deficits. The costs associated with treating a stroke victim are significant. The financial burden on the victim and his (or her) family can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of recovering from a stroke, you deserve to receive the proper medical care to ensure your long-term quality of life. Contact an experienced New York stroke brain injuries lawyer to discuss your case, as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other expenses.

Causes of strokes

There are several risk factors for strokes. For example, if you smoke, are overweight, are a heavy drinker, or are physically inactive, you are at a higher risk for having a stroke than others. Similarly, if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heat disease, you are at a higher risk of having a stroke.

However, as a New York stroke brain injuries lawyer will explain, an injury to the brain such as a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car accident can be a contributing factor to a stroke. The stroke may not occur immediately, but may occur days, weeks, or even up to 3 months following the accident.

In addition, there are prescription medications that are closely associated with strokes such as blood thinning drugs and hormone therapy drugs.

Pursuing compensation

Victims of stroke often face significant challenges. Treatment may include a hospital stay, surgery, and medication. Victims often must have therapy such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Coupled with the medical challenges are financial challenges due to the medical bills and loss of income. As a stroke brain injuries attorney in New York will explain, if another person’s negligence contributed to your stroke, you have the right to file a claim and demand compensation for your losses including your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

For example, if treatment for your stroke was delayed because a medical professional did not recognize the symptoms, then you may have a claim for medical malpractice. In order to reduce the likelihood of permanent brain damage, it is critical that a stroke victim is treated immediately. Common symptoms of a stroke include slurred speech, difficulty walking, facial paralysis, blurred vision, and mental confusion.

If you suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another person, such as a car accident or a fall, and later suffered a stroke, the person whose negligence caused the accident can be held responsible for all medical problems associated with the accident including a stroke.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or someone you love suffered a stroke that resulted in a brain injury, and you believe medical staff misdiagnosed your condition or failed to properly treat it, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced stroke brain injuries attorney serving New York. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has years of experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries due to medical mistakes, defective products, vehicle accidents, and workplace accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.