What I always do in a situation like yours is retain an expert to evaluate the merit of the claim. You may want to contact a local attorney in MO who would retain an expert to work on your your case.
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If you can show that the physician's actions fell below the standard of care (that is would other doctors with the same training and experience, based on the same circumstances, done the same thing?), you may have a case. However, based on these facts, without a full review of the medical records, this will be a very difficult case to win. Consult with a medical malpractice attorney in your area to review the medical records. Best of luck.
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A local malpractice lawyer would need to order the medical records and send to an expert to review to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.
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There are essentially 2 kinds of cerebral stroke: ischemic (caused by a clot) or hemorrhagic (caused by free bleeding). It sounds like you are not sure which one your mother experienced. Coumadin is a blood thinner and tends to help folks avoid ischemic strokes. But if too much Coumadin accumulates in the blood, the blood is overly-thinned and spontaneous hemorrhagic strokes can occur.
Timing, symptoms, and blood labs are always critical pieces if info in a stroke case. I recommend that you have an experienced medical negligence lawyer in Missouri review the medical records.
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