Stroke and Heart Attack Medical Malpractice Lawyers
While not every stroke or heart problem can be prevented, physicians or emergency room personnel can often overlook symptoms of heart disease or stroke and, as a result, the patient can suffer unnecessary injury or death. Preventable medical errors and mistakes occur when the symptoms are minimized, misinterpreted or mistaken for another cause.
If a doctor fails to diagnose a heart attack, such as incorrectly blaming the warning signs as digestion, or anxiety problems, this can lead to permanent heart damage or the patient could even die. If a patient is complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain with a burning sensation, nausea, lightheadedness, sweating or fainting, the medical provider should run tests to make sure these are not signs of a heart attack.
When a doctor fails to diagnose the symptoms of a stroke, the patient can suffer a serious and permanent brain injury or die. If the onset of a stroke is diagnosed early and treated in a timely manner blood flow can be restored to the patient’s brain, helping to prevent or limit the damage.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury due to a delay in the diagnosis/treatment of a heart attack or stroke Latona Law Firm can evaluate your case and get answers. Act Now by completing the Have a Case Form or call us directly at 570-825-9000. Every Have a Case Form or call is evaluated by one of our experienced attorneys.