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How Can a Stroke Medical Malpractice Case Be Defined?

Stroke medical malpractice occurs when the stroke was caused directly by the doctor’s action or inaction, through negligence (such as surgical error leading to stroke), or when the doctor has failed to provide the proper level of care (e.g. not providing appropriate medication in high-risk patients).

A stroke may be a brain attack – an abrupt interruption of blood flow to a part of the brain preventing operation and eventually damaging brain cells. The consequences will be devastating and will last a period. A stroke is additionally called apoplexy.

There are different kinds of strokes, with totally different causes:

  • Ischaemic stroke
  • Embolic stroke
  • Haemorrhagic stroke

The most common factors of a stroke are:

  • Family history
  • Any heart issue
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Using oral contraceptives
  • Heart rhythm issues (such as atrial fibrillation)
  • Obesity
  • Excessive use of alcohol

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