Our medical care is in the hands of our doctors, whom we trust will always provide us with the best possible treatment. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong it is cause for concern and may even be harmful. A woman recently filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice by a doctor at Pro Care Medical Center. The lawsuit states that the woman had a CT scan done but the doctor misread it and failed to diagnose her stroke. This delayed the treatment, which caused further medical harm and left her with permanent injuries. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000.
Stroke Symptoms in Women
There are typically five warning signs of a stroke that include sudden numbness in the arm or face, sudden confusion, dizziness, difficulty speaking, and severe headache. In women, however, there are other symptoms that are sometimes overlooked as indications of a stroke. These include fainting, seizures, pain, and problems breathing. Doctors must evaluate all of the complaints of a patient as well as review test results including CT scans in order to make a correct diagnosis. Many of the stroke symptoms of women are either ignored or misdiagnosed, leading to lack of proper treatment. In this case, the woman had a CT scan completed, yet the doctor failed to make a proper diagnosis.