Failure To Diagnose A Heart Attack Or Stroke

With heart attack and stroke, time is critical to receiving proper and often life-saving treatment. A delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can cause irreparable damage, or even reduce a patient's chance for survival. Given what is at stake, it is important to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for a failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke.

Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, has years of experience representing medical malpractice victims, including individuals and families hurt by a heart attack or stroke misdiagnosis. Our Baltimore, Maryland, attorneys are prepared to advocate for those who have been seriously injured, or the families of those who have died, as the result of medical negligence. Trust your case to us, and we will fight vigorously to obtain the financial compensation and benefits you deserve.

Early Diagnosis Is Key To Survival And Recovery

If proper techniques are used within the first hour of a suspected heart attack, patients have a much greater chance of survival and full recovery. Unfortunately, a heart attack can be misdiagnosed in the emergency room as heartburn, indigestion or another minor condition. In these instances, simple blood tests, EKGs, angiograms or other methods should have been used to diagnose and provide treatment in time.

Like heart attacks, treatments that are administered within the first few hours of a stroke can help lessen or reverse its effects. Strokes can lead to life-changing damage, such as physical disability and permanent brain damage, or even death. Weakness on one side of the body, confusion and other symptoms should be taken seriously in the emergency room so that certain tests and protocol can be followed to save a patient's life.

We Will Fight For Justice On Your Behalf

Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights against all liable parties. We use our skills and in-depth legal knowledge to obtain positive results on behalf of our clients. Our team will work tenaciously to build your misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or related malpractice claim, calling upon a range of experts and preparing to stand up for you at trial if necessary to obtain fair and full justice and recovery.

To talk to a lawyer about your case, call us at 800-266-4732. Or if you prefer, you may send an online message using the form on this website and we will respond promptly. Initial consultations are free.