Stroke Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving the Portland-Vancouver and SW Washington Area

Looking for attorneys specializing in failure to diagnose a stroke? Look no further than Jane Clark Legal. With over 35 years of experience, our legal team is well-equipped to handle cases involving medical negligence, particularly those related to delayed diagnosis of strokes.

Swift and accurate diagnosis is crucial in mitigating the long-term consequences of a stroke, such as permanent brain damage and physical disabilities arising from neurological impairment. Our attorneys understand the gravity of timely intervention and the roles played by emergency room doctors, nurses, and technicians in diagnosing and treating stroke symptoms.

If You Or A Loved One Have Suffered Due To A Delayed Diagnosis Or Inadequate Treatment Of A Stroke, You May Have Grounds For Legal Action

Our attorneys can help evaluate your case and determine if there was a failure on the part of a medical professional to notice or act on any of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
  • Sudden weakness in the limbs
  • Slurred speech, sudden confusion, difficulty understanding
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of coordination, including inability to stand upright and walk normally

Your Voice for Justice After a Stroke Misdiagnosis

At Jane Clark Legal, we understand the importance of timely and accurate diagnosis in stroke cases. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in handling medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose a stroke.

When it comes to stroke diagnosis, the standard of care requires healthcare professionals to conduct a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and risk factors. This includes a detailed medical history, thorough physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic tests like CT scans, MRIs, and blood tests. The goal is to identify the presence and type of stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) and initiate prompt treatment.

A stroke medical malpractice case arises when a healthcare professional fails to meet the expected standard of care, leading to harm for the patient. This can manifest as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or errors in treatment. For instance, if a physician fails to recognize stroke symptoms or neglects to order necessary tests, resulting in avoidable complications or long-term disability, a medical malpractice claim may be pursued. These cases typically require proving that the healthcare provider’s actions or omissions deviated from the accepted standard of care and directly caused harm.

Examples of Stroke Treatment

Ischemic Stroke (caused by a blockage in a blood vessel):

  • Intravenous thrombolysis: The administration of clot-dissolving medications (e.g., tissue plasminogen activator – TPA) to restore blood flow.
  • Mechanical thrombectomy: A procedure in which a catheter is used to remove the clot from the blocked blood vessel.

Hemorrhagic Stroke (caused by bleeding in the brain):

  • Surgical intervention: In some cases, surgery may be required to repair or remove the source of bleeding, such as aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations.
  • Supportive care: Stabilizing the patient’s condition, controlling blood pressure, and preventing complications.


  • Physical therapy: To regain strength, balance, and mobility.
  • Occupational therapy: To assist with activities of daily living and improve motor skills.
  • Speech therapy: To address speech and swallowing difficulties.
  • Medications: Prescribed to manage underlying risk factors (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol) and prevent future strokes.

Powerful Advocacy for Victims of Negligent Stroke Diagnosis

If you or a family member has experienced the detrimental effects of a stroke due to a possible misdiagnosis or delayed treatment by a medical professional in Oregon or Washington, talk to us at Jane Clark Legal. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in handling cases related to the failure to diagnose stroke.

As your dedicated attorneys, we will present expert testimony to demonstrate that the medical professional’s failure to diagnose and treat the stroke symptoms fell below the standard of care and likely resulted in injury or death. We handle all aspects of your claim, including gathering necessary evidence, preparing and filing required documentation, and serving as your advocate during settlement negotiations or trial.

Our goal is to help you recover rightful compensation for all your losses, ranging from lost wages and income to medical expenses. Most importantly, we fight for compensation for your pain, suffering, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the medical malpractice. In the unfortunate event of a loved one’s death, we also assist you in seeking compensation for your loss, bereavement, and any financial hardships resulting from their passing, such as lost wages and the value of their services to the family.

To ensure our undivided attention and resources are dedicated to your claim, we limit the number of cases we handle. Rest assured that we will devote our time, energy, and expertise to every aspect of your case.

You Only Pay If You Win Your Case

Furthermore, we offer our services on a contingency basis for all medical malpractice claims. This means you will only be charged attorney fees if we successfully recover compensation for your losses.

Contact us at Jane Clark Legal today for a consultation, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve in your failure to diagnose stroke case.

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Contact us at Jane Clark Legal today for a consultation, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve in your failure to diagnose stroke case.

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