Xarelto Lawsuit Philadelphia Pennsylvania
If you or a loved one took the medication Xarelto® and suffered a serious internal bleeding event, stroke or the death of a loved one, please call us today for a free, no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions. There are no legal fees or costs to you unless you receive financial compensation at the end of the case.
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Am I Having a Stroke?
Strokes occur when your brain does not get the oxygen and nutrients required. Brain cells cannot survive without proper blood flow, so they begin to die. Brain cells can die in a matter of minutes, which is why it is so important to recognize the symptoms of stroke and to get help as soon as you realize you may be having a stroke.
Stroke symptoms usually come on suddenly, but in some cases they come on gradually. In some cases, stroke symptoms come in spurts because people suffer multiple small strokes, caused by bleeding (a stroke related to hemorrhage) or partial blockages that are temporarily disrupting blood flow to the brain.
If you are having a stroke, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
You feel numb, weak, or loss of functionality in one side of your body
You find it difficult to find the right words or even to speak
You feel confused and dazed, as if something is “off” mentally
You can’t see right
You can’t walk or stand up straight
You stumble instead of moving smoothly
Your head hurts
It can be difficult to identify a small stroke. However, immediate treatment for stroke is essential for stroke recovery. Strokes are often fatal, so it’s essential that you get help right away.
What to Do if You Suspect You Are Having a Stroke
The very nature of a stroke is debilitating. If you hesitate to get help, you may become too weak, disoriented or exhausted to get help in time to save your life or functionality.
If you are with another person, tell them that you are concerned about your symptoms right away. Don’t be shy. Tell someone the truth, even if you are with strangers or are in a public place. Make sure someone stays with you and watches over you until you are sure it isn’t a stroke.
If you are alone, call 911 immediately and explain what is going on, even if you fear you are overreacting. It’s better to get someone to check you out than to suffer from a stroke alone. If you can, unlock the front door while waiting for emergency responders in case you cannot get the door when they arrive. After you hang up with the 911 operator, call a neighbor and ask for them to come stay with you until you get help.
Even if you suspect you will be fine, it’s good to get checked out by a professional to make sure you didn’t have a small stroke. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication that will prevent a bigger stroke in the future. Err on the side of caution.
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