Stroke Accident Lawyers

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Our Elite Stroke Accident Attorneys Will Work Tirelessly to Obtain Satisfaction for Individuals Who Have Suffered After Having a Stroke in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, or other Parts of New York State.

Stroke AccidentsIn the United States, over 795,000 individuals suffer a stroke every year. Strokes account annually for 1 out of every 6 cardiovascular disease-related deaths. They can occur without warning, sometimes without the individual even realizing it, and the long-term after-effects can be highly debilitating. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke as well as its risk factors, can better prepare you in the event of a stroke and lessen the chances of a stroke occurring.

A stroke can sometimes cause serious long-term effects. Jed Dietrich, Esq. distinguished as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, is adept at tackling personal injury cases on behalf of his clients. If you, or a loved one, were injured in a stroke-inducing accident in the Buffalo, New York area, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. now at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your free consultation. We are the serious injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Diagnosing a Stroke

There are several symptoms that can indicate the presence of a stroke. Difficulty seeing, a sudden headache, and a loss of coordination are common, but the quickest way to determine whether or not an individual is having a stroke is to use the F.A.S.T. acronym developed by the American Stroke Association. The letters of the acronym stand for:

  1. Face: One side of the face will droop or turn numb. If an individual’s smile is suddenly lopsided, that is an indication of numbness in one side of the face;
  2. Arms: Diagnosing StrokesSudden weakness develops in one arm. If raised overhead, the arm will start to drift downward of its own accord;
  3. Speech: Slurred speech or a sudden difficulty to understand what the individual is saying; and
  4. Time: If any of the first three symptoms present in an individual, call 911 immediately. The faster medical treatment can be received, the better an individual’s chances of recovery.

In instances of a stroke, time is of the essence. Even if an individual isn’t certain whether they are experiencing a stroke, it is vital to act quickly and get to an emergency room. If it is a stroke, the faster the response time, the better the overall chances of recovery. If it is not a stroke, no harm will have been done.



Causes and Risk Factors of Strokes

Risk Factors of StrokesA stroke is known to result from one of two issues in the body: blocked arteries or burst blood vessels. A blocked artery, also known as an ischemic stroke, occurs when the blood vessels in the brain become restricted through blockages. Blockages develop when deposits of fat accumulate in the blood vessels or when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain. The resulting brain hemorrhage can come from high blood pressure, blood thinners, and previous trauma to the head, such as from a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall. Sometimes, an ischemic stroke can even lead to a hemorrhagic stroke. A third and less common type of stroke is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). As with the other two types, it is caused by reduced or restricted blood flow to the brain or nervous system. The symptoms of TIA are similar to those of a stroke, but they are far less severe and do not cause the same lasting damage as ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

There are certain risk factors that can increase or decrease an individual’s chances of a stroke. The physical condition of the body, the presence of medical complications, and personal demographics play a significant role. These risk factors include:

  1. Physical Lifestyle: Individuals who are overweight or obese have a higher percentage of fat in the body, which can cause the blood vessels to be blocked by a build-up of fatty deposits. A lack of physical activity can also cause a build-up of fat, as can heavy drinking and the use of narcotics;
  2. Medical Factors: High cholesterol, diabetes, and the presence of cardiovascular diseases such as heart defects or atrial fibrillation increase an individual’s chances of stroke. Smoking or frequent exposure to secondhand smoke, as well as a family history of strokes, heart attacks, or TIA’s, are also risk factors; and
  3. Demographics: The age, race, and sex of an individual can also put them at greater risk for strokes or TIA’s.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, is well acquainted with the often-calamitous effects of personal injury. He has represented countless clients over the years, attaining over $175,000,000 in successful verdicts and settlements for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Our commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering a favorable outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Do not delay! Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today!

Treatment and Recovery

Treatment and RecoveryOnce an individual has reached a hospital, the medical team will first run tests in order to determine the type of stroke a patient is experiencing. The tests typically performed following a stroke are MRIs, CT Scans, blood tests, and physical exams, to name a few.

The recovery process following a stroke is different for every individual. Rehabilitation is often necessary for regaining some of the control which was lost when the stroke occurred. Speech, movement, and sensation on the left or right side of the body, depending on the location of the stroke, might need to be relearned. No matter the after-effects, doctors will work to find the best rehabilitation for each patient. The American Stroke Association has a webpage devoted to resources for stroke survivors, which includes support groups, rehabilitation services, and tips for recovering in the aftermath of a stroke.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand the life-changing effects of personal injury. A stroke can permanently alter your way of life. As such, the importance of finding the right representative for your personal injury case cannot be overstated. Our team of top stroke brain injury attorneys is more than capable of representing you. Time and time again, former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York. View our Google 5 Star rating and our clients’ testimonials here. Please call us today at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your consultation.

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