Stroke Induced Disabilities: More Medical Malpractice Suits Predicted

When blood flow to the brain is restricted, it results in cell-death and what follows is known as a Cerebro-Vascular Accident (CVA) more commonly known as a “stroke.” Strokes can also be caused by bleeding inside the brain.

Some strokes can result in death, while others leave the patient temporarily or permanently disabled. They can also cause increased vulnerability to other conditions and diseases, emotional and cognitive disorders, mood swings, language and speech difficulties etc. The symptoms can range from dizziness, severe headaches, vision disturbances, numbness, weakness to difficulties in walking, slurred speech etc.

Surviving A Stroke

Immediate medical attention is required to limit the damage to the brain and also reduce the extent of resultant disability. Strokes are often misdiagnosed or the symptoms are disregarded by negligent or busy health-care professionals. This can result in huge consequences for the patient and families of such patients.

Fatal strokes have reduced considerably in number across Canada, and today, studies show that there is an almost 83% survival rate. However, surviving a stroke brings its own set of issues that the patient and family have to deal with. Severe physical, financial and emotional burdens are imposed on the patient and all those involved in caring for the patient.

Recent data shows that nearly 405,000 people have survived a stroke and are living with a variety of disabilities. The figures are projected to be even higher by 2038, where almost 750,000 Canadians may be living with stroke-induced disabilities.

One of the reasons for these alarming figures could be the rapidly aging population across the country. Improvements in medical care also result in higher survival rates, but as David Sculthorpe, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation warns, we need to do even more in “raising awareness of the signs of stroke and improving prevention and care.”

Stroke Treatments

When the stroke occurs, the immediate emergency treatment focuses on stabilizing the system. Following this, a rigorous and systematic treatment plan has to be put in place to limit the destructive effects of the stroke.

The treatment for dealing with strokes should include:

  • Early intervention in a stroke rehabilitation unit attached to a hospital
  • Subacute treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home-based therapy
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Long-term patient care for onsite treatment or nursing care if required

Often doctors focus on helping the patient survive the stroke, but where they may fall short is in providing the appropriate follow-up care. This can lead to prolonged periods of disability, deterioration in brain function, failure to fully recover etc.

If you or a dear one has suffered a stroke due to misdiagnosis, or failed to receive the proper follow-up treatment, it’s important to consult an experienced, qualified and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who has dealt with similar cases earlier.

Types of Misdiagnosis

Health-care workers/Doctors may fail to:

  • Analyze patient history/records
  • Monitor patient in the hospital
  • Perform CT/MRI scan
  • Discharge patient without proper work-up
  • Consult neurologist/neuro-surgeon
  • Provide clot-dissolving medications

Keeping these factors in mind, in some cases, failure to prevent, diagnose or treat strokes can be construed as medical malpractice. An experienced personal injury lawyer can advise/assist/advocate for you in such a situation.

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Brampton Car Accident Lawyers: We Represent YOU!

Accidents: Who Cries Most – Family, Friends or You? 

Brampton car accident lawyer Singh Barristers know from experience that when accidents happen, everyone is affected. There are huge physical, financial and emotional implications to such disastrous events.

The rollover crash between two cars that occurred in Brampton’s Highway 20 late in the evening on February 2, 2017 resulted in one of the cars flipping over. Police were still investigating when reports last came in.

Such accidents usually result in serious and permanent injuries for survivors.

Depending on the nature and extent of injuries, victims and their families suffer:

  • Loss of income/wages/earning capacity
  • Huge medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering 

Additional costs are incurred when disability or death occur. Some injuries require long-drawn-out treatments, ongoing medication, hospitalization, surgeries and the need for a professional care-giver.

Most motor-vehicle accidents are caused by someone’s fault or negligence. Distracted or drink-impaired driver, fatigue, speeding, lack of experience, unfamiliar roads, aggressive/careless driving, failure to obey traffic-lights/signs etc are some of the common reasons why accidents happen.

All motor-vehicle drivers have a duty to follow rules, maintain safety norms and share the road responsibly with other users.

If you or a dear one has suffered injuries in a car accident, contact a Brampton car accident lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation.

You Are Our Priority!

Most injured victims/families assume that insurance-companies would take care of their clients’ interests when mishaps occur.

However, they may not always act in good faith. Their priority would be to protect their own business interests.

When you contact the nearest Brampton personal injury lawyer, we  can advise you keeping your interests and rights uppermost. Compensation claims involve several complex medical/legal/insurance issues, strict filing deadlines, complicated paperwork, presenting a robust claim backed by clinching evidence to prove the liability and negligence of at-fault parties etc. We ensure that your rights are protected.

Our 24 hour injury lawyers ensure that your claim is processed in the right way, within prescribed time-limits, presented in the correct venue, format and jurisdiction. This allows you and your family to concentrate on recuperating and resuming your health and normal life as soon as possible.

If you, your family or a friend has been injured in an accident, please feel free to speak to one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation about how we are able to assist in making a personal injury claim. We consult in all cities across Ontario with a no win no fee guarantee. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims secure millions of dollars in personal injury cases. Call us Toll Free On our 24/7 Injury Hotline: 1 – 844 495 7333 or Text a Personal Injury ‎Lawyer 24/7 and get instant help. (416 931 5015)

Mississauga Personal Injury Lawyer – Singh Barristers

Yield To Pedestrians – It’s The Law!

 HEAD OFFICE: 2250 Bovaird Drive East, Suite: 406, Brampton, ON, L6R 0W3

OFFICE: 905 495 7333

Mississauga personal injury lawyers at Singh Barristers are with you every step of the way if you or a dear one has been injured in an accident. 

Pedestrians, like cyclists and motorcycle-riders, are among the most vulnerable of road-users. They have no barrier against impact forces when collisions happen and horrific injuries can result. 

Apart from being injured in motor-vehicle collisions, people are also at risk of slipping/tripping and falling on sidewalks, driveways, inside and outside private homes and public spaces, parking-lots, entertainment and amusement parks, restaurants, clubs, etc. Though most of us assume that these accidents can only cause minor sprains, cuts or bruises, the truth is that many of them can even be fatal. 

Contact a Mississauga personal injury lawyer in case of an accident without delay. You may be entitled to compensation. 

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Accidents Don’t “Happen” – They’re Caused! 

Most accidents, as our experienced mississauga car accident lawyer and mississauga slip and fall injury lawyer know, are not merely unfortunate events. They’re usually preventable and avoidable. Accidents are caused by someone’s fault or negligence. Many car accidents are caused by distracted/drunk/careless drivers, while slip and fall accidents are caused by lack of adherence to reasonable safety norms. 

Do I Really Need A Lawyer? 

When people are injured in accidents, their main focus is on getting medical attention and ensuring that the injured are safe and being treated properly. 

Victims and their families assume that insurance companies will adequately handle all matters regarding compensation. 

However, as our 24 hour injury lawyers know from experience, insurance-companies may not always act in good faith as their core interest would be to preserve their business bottom-line. 

They may adopt various strategies to delay, dismiss or deny your claims or minimize the extent of liability of the at-fault party. Often, they may compel you to make statements, submissions or admissions that prove you were partially or wholly at fault in contributing to the accident. 

We ensure that your rights are fully protected, deal with the complex paperwork and procedures and assist you with advice till full and satisfactory settlement is achieved. 

If you, your family or a friend has been injured in an accident, please feel free to speak to one of our injury lawyers for a free consultation about how we are able to assist in making a personal injury claim. We consult in all cities across Ontario with a no win no fee guarantee. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims secure millions of dollars in personal injury cases. Call us Toll Free On our 24/7 Injury Hotline: 1 – 844 495 7333 or Text a Personal Injury ‎Lawyer 24/7 and get instant help. (416 931 5015)