Incidence of Stroke in the United States

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. Malpractice litigation in stroke cases typically involve either a failure to recognize signs & symptoms of a stroke or a failure to timely treat an ischemic stroke during a narrow window of opportunity.