Phoenix, AZ Workplace Stroke Lawyer

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, there are 10,000 Ischemic strokes that occur each year throughout Arizona, while stokes are the third leading cause of death in the entire United States.

A stroke may occur when the blood supply to your brain is cut off or reduced. This caused the brain to become deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which in turn causes the cells to die. Often times, a stroke is caused by a blocked artery, or burst blood vessel which causes this disruption of blood flow through the brain.

The PHX workers compensation attorneys at Phillips Law Group understand how devastating it can be to suffer from a stroke, therefore our attorneys have set out to assist all stroke victims receive the workers compensation benefits they deserve. Our attorneys are prepared to investigate your claim and fight for your rights in the court of law.

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Types of Strokes

As strokes are so common throughout the United States and elsewhere in the world, medical professionals have categorized them into different types due to their symptoms. In any case, strokes can alter the life of an individual and cause serious damages to the brain if they are not cared for immediately.

Some common types of strokes include:

Ischemic Stroke

These types of strokes are responsible for 85 percent of all strokes. Ischemic strokes occur when the arteries of the brain become blocked or narrowed, which cause the blood flow to the brain to become drastically reduced, also known as ischemia. There are two types of ischemic strokes which include:

  1. Thrombotic Stroke This type of stroke occurs when a blood clot or thrombus forms in one or more of the arteries which supply the brain with blood. These are typically caused by a fatty deposited build up in the arteries causing the blood flow to reduce.
  2. Embolic Stroke This type of stroke occurs when a blood clot or another form of debris forms away from the brain and is carried through the blood stream until it becomes lodged in the narrow arteries of the brain. This form of blood clot is known as an embolus.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel to the brain begins to leak or ruptures. This can be caused by high blood pressure or weak spots in the blood vessels. Hemorrhagic stokes come in two different forms which include:

  1. Intracerebral Hemorrhage – This occurs when a blood vessel in the brain burst and begins spilling into the surrounding brain tissues, causing damage to the brain cells. Some causes of intracerebral hemorrhaging include; high blood pressure, vascular malformations, trauma, blood thinning medications, and other conditions which cause hemorrhaging.
  2. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage This occurs when an artery at or near the surface of the brain bursts and spills into the area between the surface of the brain and the skull. This type of hemorrhage is typically signaled by a sudden headache. This is typically caused by a rupture of an aneurysm in the brain.

Transient Ischemic Attack

A transient ischemic attack is referred to as a mini-stroke due to the fact that symptoms are similar to those individuals have during a stroke. This occurs when blood supply is temporarily decreased to part of the brain and typically lasts less than five minutes. A TIA is caused when a blood clot or debris is blocking the blood flow to the brain, while it does not leave lasting symptoms as the blockage is only temporary.

It is highly recommended to seek immediate medical attention even if all of your stroke symptoms seem to be cleared. This medical attention can prevent a larger stroke from occurring down the road and also provide you with medical documents, which are needed to receive workers compensation.

Emergency Medical Services in Phoenix

Being dedicated members of our Phoenix, Arizona community, our attorneys have gathered some of the local primary stroke centers throughout the area where you can receive the treatment needed to prevent further strokes from occurring. Some of the local primary stroke centers in Phoenix include:

St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center350 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix Baptist Hospital2000 W Bethany Home Rd
Maryvale Hospital5102 W Campbell Ave
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital250 E Dunlap Ave
Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn7400 E Osborn Rd
Banner Estrella Medical Center9021 W Thomas Rd
Banner Desert Medical Center1400 S Dobson Rd
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Chandler Regional Medical Center475 S Dobson Rd
Arrowhead Hospital18701 N 67th Ave
West Valley Hospital13677 W McDowell Rd
Mayo Clinic Hospital5777 E Mayo Blvd
Banner Boswell Hospital10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City,AZ85351-3004
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center3555 S Val Vista Dr
Banner Baywood Medical Center6644 E Baywood Ave
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center14502 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West,AZ85375-5282
Mountain Vista Medical Center1301 S Crismon Rd
Verde Valley Medical Center269 S Candy Ln
Northwest Medical Center6200 N Lacholla Blvd
The University of Arizona Medical Center655 E River Rd
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital1601 W Saint Marys Rd
Tucson Medical Center5301 E Grant Rd
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital6627 E Carondelet Dr

If you believe you are experiencing a stroke it is imperative to call 9-1-1 immedietly. Otherwise, in non-critical or life threatening conditions, these locations may be used to recognize our local American Stroke Association locations for stroke treatments.

Contact our Experienced Phoenix Workers Compensation Attorneys Today

At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has had a stroke, and is unable to work, the victim may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting injured victims in achieving workers compensation benefits and will work tirelessly to achieve the benefits you deserve.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere.

A few of the local Phoenix areas we serve include:

  • Ahwatukee
  • Anthem
  • Buckeye
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa
  • North Gateway Village
  • Pinnacle Peak
  • Surprise

If you would like to find out more about our law firm, or if you need assistance with your workers compensation case, we invite you to call 602-222-2222 today where a member of our staff will collect information about your injuries and connect you with an attorney ready to take your specific case.

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