I started calling attorney’s today about suing that place I used to live and their idiot doctors:
- I was told I had a stroke 11/29/2016
- The fact I wasn’t told “what kind” is neglible. I had a stroke. Period. End of story.
- The fact I wasn’t treated for the type of stroke I had doesn’t matter. They told me. I was informed.
- The fact I didn’t see a neurologist for 19 months doesn’t weigh in. I wasn’t being treated for TIA’s or the impact of the neurological devastation which proabably worsened after the stroke.
My current speech therapist, who knows my diagnosis, keyed me into apps and programs that can help with my deficits. One is TalkPath Therapy. It is awesome and can target my issues – and it costs $250 per year, or $25 per month. Ain’t gonna happen.
There are others, such as the Khan Academy, which are free and useful to increase my base of knowledge, but not as targeted as TalkPath. Grrrr.
CCHP should pay for that since they totally missed it, ignored it, intentionally kept it from me. See a physciatrist for your depression/eating disorder/Munchausen Sydrome they said. Otherwise, we are too busy with “real” patients that need our help they said.
I need a malpractice attorney who gets it that stroke diagnosis is valid and very important as it directs your medical care!
Did you know there are three different types of stroke?
- Ischemic Stroke
- Thrombotic stroke
- Embolic Stroke
- Hemorrhagic Stokes
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Lots of information, but if you’re not over 55, don’t worry. It won’t effect you.
I had my stroke at 50. 50 and 5 months. I was considered young by the Neurologists at UCSF.
Now I have to convince an attorney that this is malpractice. And I don’t speak succintly anymore. And people are in a hurry and don’t listen. In other words, I am screwed.