Do I Have a Medical Negligence or Medical Malpractice Case?
I was rushed to a hospital emergency room with stroke-like symptoms-entire body become paralyzed, speech was extremely slurred and my hands were drawn up. Once I arrived at the hospital it was approximately 2 hours before the ER doctor came in. He told me that I must of fainted and that I should be back to normal after 12 hours, that’s when my brain would reset itself and sent me home. When I was released I still had the same symptoms that I had come in with. 3 days later it was confirmed that I had not only had a stroke the first time but also another one on the 3rd day, which is when a different ER doctor immediately transferred me to another hospital in another state. I have suffered permanent damage as a result of this.
Action to recover for medical malpractice in Arkansas must be brought within two years of the original date of incident–when you first went to the hospital ER. If you are even a year away from that date, I would urge you to get your records as fast as you can and take them to an attorney experienced in medical malpractice. Analysis can take quite a bit of time. Most attorneys will not only review the records themselves but will also contract with an independent medical professional to have a formal opinion rendered. Your attorney will be looking to see if the records show a clear causation and whether your outcome would have been different if you had received different treatment.