This case takes place in Texas and involves a male patient who was recognized as having a high risk for stroke. On the date of the incident in question, the plaintiff fell while performing yard work and was brought to the hospital to treat a laceration on his left arm. Upon admission, the man received a number of stitches on his arm which was later placed in a brace. The patient was also prescribed a course of opiate pain killers before being discharged from the hospital and told return in a week. On the ride home, the man’s wife noticed that his head began tilting to one side, and that he was unable to control his upper body. The man’s wife called 911 and he was taken back to the hospital, at which point the decision was made to keep him overnight for observation. The next morning, the man was completely incoherent, at which point he was seen by a neurologist, however a stroke diagnosis was not make for several days. The patient is left with severe and permanent injuries, which allegedly could have been avoided with prompt treatment of his stroke.