Helping Heart Attack and Stroke Victims
Heart attacks and strokes are leading causes of death in the United States, and healthcare teams have a responsibility to monitor patients for the warning signs, including:
- Slurring or loss of speech
- Rapid heart beat or hypertension
- Loss of balance
- Sudden headache
- Numbness in the face or extremities
- Paralysis on one side
Poor nutrition, smoking, obesity, a history of high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are all considered risk factors, and medical professionals should be aware of how these factors can impact a patient’s vascular system.
Doctors must consider all the possibilities and provide a professional standard of care to prevent heart attacks and strokes. When this duty is neglected, their patient could suffer a serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a heart attack or stroke and you believe medical malpractice may have played a role, call our medical malpractice lawyers or contact us for a free legal consultation.
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