Rehabilitation for Stroke Victims
When a blood clot develops in the body, there is a risk that it could travel to other areas and cause serious internal injury. One type of injury that can result from a blood clot is a stroke, which occurs when the clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. This blockage can cause irreversible brain damage for a patient or may even cause sudden death. Women who take oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella have an increased risk of blood clotting that may also increase their chances of having a stroke.
While brain damage from a stroke is not reversible, there are several methods for rehabilitation available today. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, treatment should be started as soon as possible after the injury, typically 1 to 2 days after the patient is in stable condition. Because a stroke patient may be left partially paralyzed or lacking the ability to communicate effectively through speech, rehabilitation teaches patients how to adjust to perform daily tasks in different ways.
The Importance of Treatment for Stroke Patients
Any treatment program for stroke patients includes repetitive tasks that help the patient’s brain adjust to the new limitations so he or she can return to daily life as much as possible. Everyday tasks may suddenly be difficult to accomplish and leave the patient feeling frustrated, so it is important for family and friends to encourage the patient to continue rehabilitation. Performing a treatment regimen each day increases a stroke victim’s chance of regaining at least partial independence in everyday life.
Rehabilitation is often critical to a patient’s recovery, but it is also costly. Many families may find that they cannot afford the costs of extended treatment. If you or someone you love has suffered a stroke while taking oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, consider contacting a side effect lawyer immediately. The drug manufacturer may be responsible for you or your loved one’s injuries and your family may be entitled to compensation for all injury related costs, including rehabilitation.
To learn more about contraceptive side effects, stroke liability, and initiating a lawsuit for compensation, don’t hesitate to contact the Yasmin lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.