Strokes In The Workplace
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:
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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 Center||350 W Thomas Rd
|Phoenix Baptist Hospital||2000 W Bethany Home Rd
|Maryvale Hospital||5102 W Campbell Ave
|John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital||250 E Dunlap Ave
|Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn||7400 E Osborn Rd
|Banner Estrella Medical Center||9021 W Thomas Rd
|Banner Desert Medical Center||1400 S Dobson Rd
|Banner Thunderbird Medical Center||5555 W Thunderbird Rd
|Chandler Regional Medical Center||475 S Dobson Rd
|Arrowhead Hospital||18701 N 67th Ave
|West Valley Hospital||13677 W McDowell Rd
|Mayo Clinic Hospital||5777 E Mayo Blvd
|Banner Boswell Hospital||10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
|Mercy Gilbert Medical Center||3555 S Val Vista Dr
|Banner Baywood Medical Center||6644 E Baywood Ave
|Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center||14502 W Meeker Blvd
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|Mountain Vista Medical Center||1301 S Crismon Rd
|Verde Valley Medical Center||269 S Candy Ln
|Northwest Medical Center||6200 N Lacholla Blvd
|The University of Arizona Medical Center||655 E River Rd
|Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital||1601 W Saint Marys Rd
|Tucson Medical Center||5301 E Grant Rd
|Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital||6627 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:
- North Gateway Village
- Pinnacle Peak
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 1-800-706-3000 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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