Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), there are approximately 600,000 new strokes reported each year in the U.S. Since a stroke is a medical emergency, recognizing the symptoms, getting to the hospital as quickly as possible, and receiving proper medical treatment in a timely manner could mean the difference between life and death. What is a Stroke? When you have a stroke, your brain isn’t getting the blood it needs. Brain cells in the area where the stroke occurred begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. The sooner you get proper medical treatment, the less likely you’ll have serious, lasting problems. What Types of Disabilities Can a Stroke Cause? In addition to causing death, strokes
John G. Mabrey
Since 1990, John G. Mabrey has represented people throughout the state of Georgia who have been hurt or killed as a result of someone else’s negligence. John has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, auto accidents, and trucking accidents. Read John's full bio.