Personal Injury Advocates Serving Northwest Indiana
Failure to Diagnose Heart Failure

Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack

Northwest Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The most effective ways to prevent a heart attack are eating right, exercising, and getting regular check-ups from a doctor. Even patients who are at high risk for cardiac events can minimize their chances of experiencing a heart attack 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 Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., our Northwest Indiana medical malpractice attorneys strive to help heart attack victims and their families recover compensation for misdiagnoses and failures to diagnose serious cardiac events. 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 doctor or hospital can be held liable for damages up to a statutory limit.

Learn more about your rights by calling (219) 212-2462 for a free consultation.

Exposing Failures to Identify & Diagnose Heart Attack Symptoms

Our lawyers strive to help heart attack victims and their families 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 order an electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 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 between doctor and patient or between medical professionals

Do You Suspect Malpractice in a Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack?

If you suspect a doctor's negligent failure to diagnose a heart attack has caused significant harm to your health or has resulted in the loss of a loved one, speak to a Northwest Indiana medical malpractice 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.

Call our offices at (219) 212-2462 today for additional insight and information.

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