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Young People at Risk of Stroke

One-third of the estimated 780,000 Americans who have strokes each year are under age 65.  Even teens, children and infants can be susceptible.

Stroke, sometimes referred to as a "brain attack", occurs when an area of the brain is deprived of oxygen after an artery becomes blocked or ruptured.  Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of adult disability.

Recent studies have found that early intervention can significantly improve stroke outcomes. Therefore, any time a person is having symptoms of a stroke, whether they be old or young, the right medical care needs to be given as soon as possible.

If you or someone you love suffered a stroke and the doctors or hospital delayed diagnosis and/or treatment, you should contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC for a free consultation.  Berger & Lagnese, LLC is a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases. We work on cases in Pittsburgh and all over Western Pennsylvania, including Greensburg, Washington, Uniontown, Beaver, and Erie.