Case Study

Stroke Victim while under Physicians care

Have you suffered a stroke while under a doctors care? You are a victim of medical malpractice!

Cases of patients who had heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation and other valve issues are always coming to our attention. patients may have been placed on inadequate medication such as aspirin or coumadin or these medications were incorrectly stopped. Our expert cardiologist says:

Anticoagulation is indicated based on certain baseline risk factors and comorbidities that each patients has. If the patient has none of these specific risk factors, it is reasonable not to treat atrial fibrillation with anticoagulation. This is based on certain scores (CHADS or CHADS VAS score). If these scores are low (<2), a reasonable alternative would be aspirin therapy. There are instances where anticoagulation can be stopped. One example would be in the case of a patient with no significant risk factors for stroke who has been on Coumadin for four weeks after cardioversion. It does not appear that these scores were monitored in this specific case. An in-depth review of the records is required to assess the CHADS and CHADS VAS scores.”

If you suffered a stroke while under a doctors care, you must have your records reviewed by an expert at
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