Two years ago I suffered an hemorrhagic stroke that left me with a severe paresis on the left hand(although left arm and leg are slightly affected too), some cognitive limitation and an epilepsy with daily seizures that prevents me from of living a normal live.
This stroke happened while I was in the hospital ER and only was diagnosed 24 hours later.
The problem was that I entered the ER with smoke intoxication after a fire in my house.
I was still conscious but extremely dizzy and didnít felt left side of my face and had trouble speaking or eating.
I was receiving oxygen for many hours and the next day (24 hours later) I was even worst. I couldnít even speak (although I could write slowly and with an extremely small letter) and the hospital was sending me home. Fortunately my brother refused to take me in that state and finally I was seen by a neurologist and taken a TAC that showed the hemorrhage.
Procedures were made to control the intracranial pressure but only after another 24 hours I was taken to the surgery room. My head was already visibly swollen.
Because Iím a single woman in a difficult financial situation and donít have supporting parents I'm looking into the possibility of seeking compensation for damage caused by this delay in diagnosis.
Even if I could control seizures working with just one hand is almost impossible in my area because Iím a nurse.
Iím writing this letter hopping someone would help me providing expert medical opinion on this matter.
Should the stroke had been identified if basic good medical practice were applied? Does this case reveals negligence?
Hope someone can help me.
Thanks in advance