| | Stroke - Medical Negligence ???
I would like to find out if you think this case is Medical Negligence.
My friend called me on 16th May and said he was not feeling well. He presented with symptoms of:
sudden dizziness, bad headache, partial vision loss in left eye. I immediately took him to the Casualty section of Hospital, and told them I thought his symptoms were of a mild stroke. They checked him over and said his Heart rate was very low " Atrial Fibrilation" and promptly put him in ICU.
He had been on heart medication for about 4 years, due to a heart attack.
2 days later in ICU, my friend suffered a major massive stroke, leaving him paralized down the left side. I spoke to him after the stroke and he appeared co-herent and fully aware of his surroundings and able to talk with a slight slur. He was put on a ventilator 2 day's later due to breathing problems. He was on the Ventilator for 2 1/2 weeks and came off 2 day's ago. He now cannot talk, only mumble, and he seems far worse affected than the period after the stroke and before intubation.
when I admitted him in ER, I told them I suspected a mild stroke, and again told ICU, when they asked me for a history of what happened that night.
My question is:
Why did the Cardiologist not give meds to thin the blood out, or could he have somehow stopped the stroke. Is this a case of Medical negligence........my friend will never be able to work again...has run up huge medical bills and will need taking care of, for the rest of his life......COULD THIS STROKE HAVE BEEN PREVENTED........THEY WERE WARNED WHEN I BROUGHT HIM IN.