Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Goodman Acker
have recently filed a malpractice lawsuit against Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
for failure to timely diagnose and treat a stroke patient, resulting in
the patient’s death.
Tim Sulolli, medical malpractice attorney at our law firm is representing the patient’s
family against the hospital. Our client was a 50-year-old married man
who worked at a construction supply company.
One evening while residing at his home in Macomb Township, he began experiencing
a sudden onset of slurred speech and was unable to move the right side
of his body. As a result, a family member called 911 where he was evaluated
by an EMS team and then emergently transferred to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
Our client had suffered a stroke; however the nurses and doctors at Henry
Ford Macomb Hospital failed to recognize his symptoms and therefore failed
to timely administer a Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA) to our patient,
as well as a timely transfer for interventional care, including a Merci
A t-PA is used to dissolve blood clots. It can be given to patients to
help treat those having a stroke caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke).
It is given in a vein (intravenously, or IV) and in some cases may be
given directly into an artery.
Seeing that our client arrived within one hour of his stroke symptoms,
he would have made an excellent candidate for an IV tPA that could have
saved his life.
The lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court for the County of Macomb.
Our medical malpractice attorney is seeking justice and compensation on
behalf of the patient’s family for the wrongful death of their loved
one. Damages sought includes amount of lost income due to the death of
the family member (past, present, and future), loss of household services
of which the surviving family have been deprived (includes help around
the home, maintenance, and other services), loss of companionship the
family will suffer, funeral and burial expenses, medical bill expenses
incurred, as well as the conscious pain and suffering suffered by our
client from the time of the incident until the time of death.
Why You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney For Failure To Treat Stroke Claim
When hospitals and its staff fail to timely diagnose and treat a condition,
such as a stroke, that a patient is showing symptoms of, it is considered
medical malpractice. If this happens, more often than not the patient
is subjected to much harsher treatment when the condition is finally properly
diagnosed, or in this instance, wrongful death may be a result.
In the instance that you or your family member believe you have suffered
permanent injury or death as result of a Michigan hospital, nurse or health
care provider failing to properly diagnose or treat a stroke in a time
to treat it effectively, you should contact an expert and qualified
medical malpractice attorney.
These types of cases are complex and not only require legal knowledge but
also an in-depth knowledge of complex medical concepts, terminology, and
treatment. In fact, at a very basic level, for a failure to treat stroke
claim to be successful it must be proven that the hospital, doctor or
medical professional treating you made a mistake and that you were harmed
as a result of their negligence or error. This can often times be very
hard to prove and the hospital will take all precautionary measures to
try and not be considered at fault. An experienced attorney on your side
will know how to negotiate with the hospital and make sure that you do
not fall into any of their traps they pull that could possibly ruin your
case and right to compensation.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker, our attorneys have been representing
medical malpractice victims for over 30 years. We not only have a passion
for helping our clients and their families obtain justice for their injuries,
but also a dedication to helping prevent future injuries to patients with
For more information on failure to diagnose or treat a stroke and medical
malpractice lawsuits, call our top rated law firm today at
(248) 793-2010. Our attorneys are happy to answer any questions that you may have and
will take as much time as needed to explain your rights in clear detail
so that you may understand what rights you have and if you have a claim.
We will work hard to ensure you get a fair compensation and pride ourselves
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which means there are no fees or costs whatsoever until we win or settle