According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.1 People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.” Nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack yearly. For 525,000 of these, 525,000 are the first heart attack and 210,000 occur in individuals who have already had heart attacks. Heart disease is a very serious condition for men and women of all ethnicities and it affects people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack and an emergency room doctor, paramedic, nurse or other medical professional failed to diagnose your condition, you may have a legitimate medical malpractice case. Please call the attorneys at Teal and Montgomery who are experienced and prepared to pursue damages on your behalf for a personal injury case involving failure to diagnose heart attack in Santa Rosa. Call us today at 707-703-4038 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation.
Acceptable Standards of Medical Care
When accepted standards of medical care are not followed by a licensed health care provider, and injury or death occurs as a result, that health care provider should be held accountable. When a doctor fails to perform the level of care that a similar physician in a similar situation would perform, then negligence has occurred. If this negligence caused you harm, and you incurred damages as a result, medical malpractice has occurred. If you and your medical malpractice attorney are able to establish that you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
Did you seek help for symptoms that indicated a heart attack in a doctor’s office, in an urgent care facility or in an emergency room, only for the professionals you trusted to send you home without the correct diagnosis? Physicians who examined you when you were suffering chest pains or breathing problems may have told you that you suffered from heartburn or indigestion — and told you to go home, rather than administering adequate medical care to you. Abnormal EKG readings or other tests given to you in a health care setting may have been ignored or misread, and led to disturbing outcomes. Following this interaction, you suffered a heart attack and now have an extensive recovery as a direct result to your cardiac arrest and your physician’s failure to diagnose heart attack.
Devastating Effects of Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
Did you need an extended hospital stay after an emergency room doctor’s failure to diagnose heart attack. Did you suffer a heart attack as soon as you left the hospital? Did your husband, wife or other close family member die after a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack? Analysis and representation from an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in Santa Rosa may help you or your family recover the compensation you deserve and require to take care of the financial liability and other losses that were directly caused by this misdiagnosis.
You may have to live with the consequences of permanent heart muscle damage after you reported to an emergency room with heart attack symptoms. Your heart attack may be related to arteriosclerosis that could have been detected by prompt medical tests, but the nurse, doctor or other medical professional did not properly triage you. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Teal & Montgomery have helped many other clients recover compensation in similar cases.
Contact Our California Delayed Heart Attack Diagnosis Attorney
What can you do after a medical clinic in Santa Rosa’s failure to diagnose heart attack? Attorney consultations at Teal & Montgomery are free for potential clients who suspect medical malpractice.
We welcome you to contact us or call 707-703-4038 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Santa Rosa medical malpractice lawyer to learn how we can help you.