A 44-year-old woman suffered from a middle cerebral artery stroke allegedly as a result of her physician’s failure to properly diagnose the condition based on early warning signs, resulting in permanent partial paralysis. The woman described her symptoms over the phone to her primary care physician, including a “pincheing” sensation in the neck and a feeling of heaviness in her upper left extremity which progressed into numbness and tingling of her left handand wrist. . Upon hearing the description of her symptoms, the physician purportedly advised her to take two Advil. When she woke up the next morning, the plaintiff was unable to move or speak. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she was diagnosed with a complete middle cerebral artery stroke, resulting in partial left upper and lower extremity paralysis and aphasia.It was argued that had she been advised by her physician to go immediately to the ER as per the standard of care, it is likely that her stroke could have been preventedby aggressive intervention. Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP represented the plaintiff in arbitration, obtaining findings of liability and causation that resulted in a $2,225,000 settlement.

MEET THE ATTORNEYS

hm attorneys

When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.

hm attorneys