Ischemic Stroke Injury Attorneys in St. Louis
Fighting for the Rights of the Injured
There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are more common than hemorrhagic strokes, but both can result in severe complications, such as dead brain cells, loss of mobility, and memory loss. If you suffered an ischemic stroke due to an accident, the St. Louis ischemic stroke injury lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm are available 24/7 to discuss your case. Christopher Dixon has fought for the rights of countless victims in Missouri and Illinois, and recently, recovered a $2,000,000 settlement for a man that was hit by a school bus and suffered catastrophic injuries.
For more on how our experienced attorneys can help with your case, contact our firm today. You can discuss your case with us during your free consultation.
What Is an Ischemic Stroke?
Ischemic strokes are more common than hemorrhagic strokes, accounting for 87% of all strokes. These strokes are caused by blocked or clogged blood vessels that limit the flow of blood to the brain, rather than a burst blood vessel (hemorrhagic strokes). If someone suffers an ischemic stroke, they’ll experience brain cell damage. The impact that an ischemic stroke can have varies depending on several factors, including the size of the stroke, how long the patient went untreated, and other variable factors.
Often, ischemic strokes can result in steep medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages that can be challenging in the wake of an accident. Christopher Dixon and the team at The Dixon Injury Firm can aggressively fight for your case and ensure that you receive compensation for your harm and losses.
Symptoms of an Ischemic Stroke
During an ischemic stroke, brain cells and tissues begin to die within minutes from lack of oxygen to the brain. If the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen and nutrients, this can cause harm to basic bodily functions, such as coordination and speech.
Other symptoms of an ischemic stroke include the following:
- Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or legs that typically occurs on one side of the body
- Confusion, slurred speech, trouble speaking or comprehending what others are saying
- Loss of vision, or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Struggling to walk, keep balance, unexpected dizziness, or other losses of coordination
- An unexpected and severe headache, often on one side, with no known cause
If you experienced any of the above symptoms or other severe pain after an accident, it’s essential to get examined by a medical professional immediately. A doctor can determine what caused your stroke, provide an outlook for injuries, and one of our attorneys can help determine if you can bring a claim.
Ischemic Stroke Claims in Missouri
A traumatic brain injury, such as an ischemic stroke, can cause severe harm and losses. In most states, if another person is responsible for a victim’s injuries, the victim has the right to pursue an injury lawsuit to recover damages.
Typically, with a valid claim and substantial evidence, such as a medical report and police report, victims of ischemic stroke injuries in Missouri can recover compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses: Medical bills, rehabilitation fees, present and future medication costs can all add up to a substantial amount
- Pain and suffering: In Missouri, victims of a preventable ischemic stroke can receive compensation for mental, emotional, or physical anguish associated with their injuries
- Loss of income: If a victim has to miss work due to their injuries, or their injuries prevent them from working in the future, the negligent party involved could be liable to compensate them for lost wages
- Failure to diagnose: If a doctor fails to diagnose an ischemic stroke victim’s injuries after an accident, the doctor and the hospital that they are employed with could be sued for damages
- Property damage: If the victim’s stroke was caused in a car or truck accident, they could receive compensation for damage done to their vehicle or personal property inside of their vehicle at the time of the accident
The recoverable settlement for an ischemic stroke injury varies significantly but with an aggressive lawyer on your side, the odds of recovering the maximum amount of compensation for your claim increase significantly.
Talk to an Ischemic Stroke Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Now
There isn’t a cure for ischemic strokes, but there are medications and procedures that can prevent future strokes from occurring or reduce the impact of existing injuries. However, these options for treating and preventing stroke injuries aren’t always affordable. Hiring a qualified attorney to represent your case ensures that adequate compensation is recovered for your ischemic stroke injuries and provides support during the process.
Christopher Dixon and the Missouri Ischemic Stroke Injury Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm strive to provide top-quality ischemic stroke injury claim representation in Missouri. Our passion for winning and commitment to professionalism is what sets The Dixon Injury Firm apart.
Recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Chris Dixon can push back against the other party’s insurer to demand the results you deserve, and more importantly, expect, for your ischemic stroke injury claim.
For more information on how we can fight on your behalf. Give us a call at (314) 208-2808 today. We are here to help you however we can.