Failure-To-Diagnose Lawsuit Attorney
Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States and stroke is the third leading cause of death, according to the National Institutes of Health. Despite this, doctors often fail to recognize the symptoms and risk factors.
When a patient dies or faces lifelong disability because a doctor failed to diagnose a heart attack or stroke, talk to the medical malpractice lawyers at Knapp & Roberts.
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Recognizing Signs and Risk Factors of Heart Attack and Stroke
There are 1.1 million heart attacks every year in the U.S., resulting in 460,000 deaths, and 700,000 strokes result in 166,000 deaths. Not every death can be prevented, but quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment can save lives. All too often, heart attack and stroke patients do not receive the care they need when they need it because a health care professional:
- Failed to diagnose the heart attack or stroke. Speed is essential in diagnosing heart attacks and strokes. Treatment in the first hour can determine whether a patient survives, faces life with a permanent disability or dies. When a doctor or emergency room nurse mistakes the symptoms for indigestion, anxiety, or localized back, neck, arm or jaw pain, the patient may be sent home without treatment.
- Failed to recognize risk factors for heart attack or stroke. Primary care doctors may fail to recognize risk factors and fail to take necessary steps to reduce those risks. Did the doctor fail to take a patient history? Was a prior event ignored? Was the appropriate cardiac blood work and EKG cardiac testing done? Does the patient have other risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol, or weight?
If you feel a loved one was not given the appropriate care for a heart attack or stroke, talk to our experienced medical negligence law firm. We have the experience, the skill and the resources it takes to examine the medical information and to bring together a team of experts to tell your story to a jury.
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Free initial consultation. Contact a failure-to-diagnose lawsuit attorney at our Scottsdale or Phoenix medical malpractice law firm or call us at 480-991-7677 (toll free at 800-541-4477). In all medical negligence cases, there are no out-of pocket costs to our clients. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case.