Failure To Treat Or Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. On average, 610,000 people die from heart diseases every year. However, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, coronary thrombosis (blood clots) and aortic dissection are also some of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases. Missed diagnoses and misdiagnoses that lead to a failure to treat cardiovascular disease can be deadly for patients.
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke, heart attack or any other cardiovascular complication — or died – due to your doctor’s failure to diagnose and treat a cardiovascular disease, contact Ches-Mont Personal Injury Law Center, LLC. Attorney George Gerasimowicz will fight to get you compensation for your injuries and hold your doctor responsible for his or her negligence.
Located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County, our firm has been representing medical malpractice victims throughout the tri-county area for over 40 years.
Symptoms Your Doctor Should Not Ignore
If you experienced any of the below symptoms, and your doctor failed to order additional tests or screening, or failed to take a full and complete medical and family history, you may be the victim of medical malpractice.
- Chest pain (angina) or tightness
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Numbness, weakness or pain in your arms or legs
- Pain in our jaw, neck or throat
- Pain in your upper abdomen or back
- Extreme fatigue or trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- A fast or irregular heartbeat, or heart palpitations
- Indigestion or heartburn
- A worsening cough or respiratory infection
- Other cardiac problems
Failure to diagnose and treat alone isn’t enough to obtain compensation. To have a right to compensation, your doctor’s missed diagnosis or failure to treat must have caused additional damages, such as:
- Increased medical interventions or treatments that would not have been necessary if it had been treated earlier
- Increased medical costs
- Increased pain and suffering
- Lost wages caused by a more serious health condition or due to increased medical needs or surgery, as well as any resulting loss of earning potential
- Wrongful death
Do You Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?
Cardiovascular diseases are serious and can be life-threatening. If your doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat your heart disease, and you were injured as a result, contact our firm. Our lawyer will review your case to determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim. Call 610-427-5828 to get started. Consultations are free, and cases are handled on a contingency basis — we won’t charge you a fee until we obtain compensation on your behalf.