Misdiagnosed Heart Attack Malpractice Lawyers
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States; stroke is number three. There is no way to prevent every heart attack or stroke, but better diagnosis and treatment would go a long way to reducing the risk of disability and death due to medical malpractice.
At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, our medical malpractice attorneys understand that misdiagnosed heart attacks or mismanaged medical tests are responsible for poor outcomes in many patients.
Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks
We have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for victims of misdiagnosed and mismanaged heart attacks, strokes, carotid artery dissections, vertebral artery dissections, and other cardiovascular conditions, including failure to diagnose an ongoing myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Far too often, patients who go to the hospital with chest pains are sent home with a diagnosis of heart burn or unstable angina only to suffer a heart attack hours later.
Failure to Respond Quickly, Appropriately
A misdiagnosed heart attack or stroke is not the only problem. Failure to respond to a stroke or heart attack in an appropriate and timely manner can dramatically reduce a patient’s chance or a positive outcome — or survival.
When Medical Negligence Causes the Problem
Our lawyers represented the family of a patient who died after heart surgery. The surgeon didn’t make sure that all bleeding had stopped before closing the patient up. The patient continued to bleed into the pericardium and died.
Our attorneys work with top medical experts who will review your medical records and determine whether proper procedures were followed in your case. If not, we may pursue a medical malpractice claim on your behalf.
To discuss your case, please contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. The initial consultation is free, and you will not pay any attorney fees unless we obtain financial compensation for you.