Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Despite recent advances in medicine, heart disease remains the most deadly disease in the country, and in most countries in the developed world. It is surmised that a poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles are the proximate cause of this growing epidemic. That said, just because you suffered a heart attack due to longstanding heart disease, doesn’t mean that it is expressly your fault. Doctors are charged with the responsibility of making sure that you have the needed information regarding your overall health as well as the preventative measures you need to take in order to stop or slow the progression of heart disease. Failure to do this by your healthcare provider may be construed as medical negligence, for which you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover money damages, something we’d be more than honored to help you with.
Are you looking for a cardiac misdiagnosis medical malpractice lawyer? The medical malpractice attorneys at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience, just for you. We’ve helped thousands of people just like you, and collected tens of millions in compensation on their behalf, and it would be an honor to put all this experience to work for your case. We take on cases on contingency fee basis, which simply means that we don’t charge you anything as we work on your case, and we only get paid once we’ve recovered substantial compensation on your behalf. If you feel that your doctor should have discovered you or a loved one’s heart disease before suffering a heart attack, please call us at (773) 673-9861 so we can get you started on your medical malpractice claim. Serving all heart disease late diagnosis victims and survivors COUNTRWYIDE.
How Does Heart Disease Develop?
Coronary artery disease is often the main cause of heart disease, and consequently, the development of heart attack. This happens when cholesterol builds up in arteries over time due to a fatty and high sugar diet. This over time ends up clogging one’s arteries, increasing blood pressure and causing the heart to work overtime in order to pump oxygen-rich blood through the body. When a section of the artery is completely blocked by a mass of red blood cells and cholesterol, this mass might break off and travel to the heart, where it may cause a heart attack. Regular medical workups and exams are meant to check on the condition of your entire body, and individuals who may have clearly gained weight or developed issues such as sleep apnea may be at risk for heart attack. Therefore, according to standard of care, any reasonable physician would ask the patient to do a stress test, agree to lab testing, and in some instances, even a full body MRI. All these can help the physician definitively diagnose the patient with cardiac disease and have them started on cholesterol-lowering medication or lifestyle changes.
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Failure to diagnose a patient with heart disease may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, particularly if the patient developed complications such as a heart attack, and required surgery such as triple bypass surgery. If you feel like your physician never did enough to prevent your heart attack such as leaving heart disease untreated, call us at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about how we can help you get compensated. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.