Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Attorneys holding doctors responsible for failure to diagnose heart attacks

The most effective way to survive a heart attack is to prevent one from occurring by eating right, exercising, and getting regular check-ups from a doctor. Even patients who are at high risk for heart attack can minimize their chances with aggressive testing and treatment of heart disease. However, when a doctor negligently fails to diagnose a heart attack or heart disease, it can result in significant harm to or even the wrongful death of a patient.

At the Indiana law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. , our attorneys strive to help heart attack victims and their families recover compensation for harmful and unnecessary heart attacks. All doctors, including family physicians and specialists such as cardiologists, are required to treat their patients using a standard of care generally accepted by the medical community. When a doctor breaches this standard of care and the patient suffers serious physical harm or even death because of the breach, the doctoror hospitalcan be held liable for damages up to a statutory limit.

Fighting doctor failure to diagnose symptoms of heart attack

Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys strive to help heart attack sufferers, and the families of patients lost to heart attacks, recover full compensation for all types of negligence, including:

  • Negligent discharge of a patient with chest pain
  • Failure to note cardiovascular distress, including undue fatigue, heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, or chest discomfort
  • Failure to review a patient's medical history
  • Failure to correctly interpret an EKG
  • Failure to use a blood test to detect abnormal enzyme levels in the bloodstream
  • Prescription of medication without considering the effect on cardiovascular performance
  • Poor communication
What to do if you suspect failure to diagnose heart attack

If you suspect a doctor's negligent failure to diagnose a heart attack has caused significant harm to your health, or resulted in the loss of a loved one, speak to an attorney about your options. Whether in settlement negotiations, arbitration, or litigating in court, the attorneys of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. aggressively advocate on your behalf to help you hold your doctor responsible and recover medical bills, lost wages, burial costs, and any other compensation to which you may be entitled.

Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988

Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.

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