Our heart condition attorneys in New York can help victims of carotid or coronary artery stenosis recover compensation for an improper diagnosis. Carotid artery stenosis is a narrowing or blocking of the carotid arteries at each side of the neck, while coronary artery stenosis is a constriction of the heart arteries. A failure to diagnose and treat these conditions can lead to a fatal heart attack or stroke.
Victims of a carotid or coronary artery disease may be entitled to compensation if their doctor or medical practitioner was negligent in their failure to properly diagnose the disease. Our heart condition attorneys can help determine if you have grounds for a legal claim. Our firm has been fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims for over 60 years and has secured billions of dollars in compensation for our clients.*
What Is Carotid Artery Stenosis?
The carotid arteries are the main arteries found at the sides of the neck. Your carotid arteries are responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood to your brain. Over time, plaque buildup can lead to a narrowing or blockage of the carotid arteries, which can limit the amount of blood flow to the brain. Inadequate blood flow to the brain can lead to a stroke and, if left untreated, death.
Carotid artery stenosis does not typically present symptoms until the blockage is already severe. Below are possible symptoms of carotid artery blockages:
- Transient ischemic attack (known as a “mini-stroke”)
- Weakness or numbness in arms or legs
- Difficulty speaking
- Sudden vision problems
- Paralysis of one side of the body
What Is Coronary Artery Stenosis?
Coronary artery stenosis refers to the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. Plaque buildup can limit blood flow to the heart, which can lead to heart attack and death if not properly treated.
Coronary artery stenosis typically presents symptoms after a significant blockage has already developed. Below are possible symptoms of coronary artery blockages:
- Chest pain or tightness (angina)
- Shortness of breath
- Heart attack
Treatment Is Possible If Diagnosis Is Timely
If properly and timely diagnosed, stenosis may be treated with balloon angioplasty, stents and other medical procedures. Some cases of artery stenosis can even be treated with a daily aspirin regimen. Endarterectomy, or the surgical removal of plaque inside the artery, may be necessary. If misdiagnosed or mistreated, the stenosis limits the blood supply and oxygen delivered to the brain and to the heart muscle. This can lead to tragic results, including heart attack and stroke.
Our heart condition attorneys, investigators, medical experts and support staff can help determine the cause of your injuries and build a winning case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Schedule A Legal Consultation Regarding A Misdiagnosis Of Carotid Or Coronary Artery Stenosis?
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a carotid or coronary artery stenosis misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our heart condition attorneys in New York, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.