We Prosecute Claims Involving Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack or Stroke
Every year, millions of Americans suffer from heart attacks and strokes. Given the frequency with which people suffer from these conditions, physicians should be able to recognize the warning signs and choose a treatment option. Unfortunately, patients who present with warning signs of a heart attack or stroke are often sent home or given inappropriate treatment.
At Britcher Leone, LLC, in Glen Rock and Morristown, New Jersey, our committed attorneys and staff represent individuals who have been hurt or killed due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke. We have extensive experience and a proven track record of success with medical malpractice cases.
Failure to Treat Signs of a Serious Condition Could Be Fatal
Common warning signs of a heart attack include chest pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms; shortness of breath; and nausea. Women may experience slightly different symptoms. Regardless, doctors need to take these signs seriously.
Stroke warning signs include sudden numbness or weakness, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory loss. In some cases, doctors misdiagnose these symptoms as indigestion or other less critical conditions. Doctors could also misread tests, X-rays and other warning signs. Failure to diagnose a stroke could cause paralysis, locked-in syndrome (LIS) and other major problems.
Simple surgical procedures, fractures and even long airline flights can lead to life-threatening medical emergencies. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis should be promptly diagnosed and treated aggressively. Otherwise, the patient may suffer catastrophic consequences.
Our attorneys will closely review the facts of your case. We have a physician on staff who is also an attorney. As a result, we have an intimate understanding of a doctor’s duty of care and whether the doctor’s actions constitute a breach of duty. We work with trusted experts in cardiology and other medical fields to prepare our cases thoroughly.
We Have the Experience to Help You
Every claim will turn on unique facts. To see how we may be able to help you after a heart attack misdiagnosis, call 201-444-1644 or email us to schedule a consultation. We will make your rights and recovery our priority.