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Heart Condition Misdiagnosis

The heart condition lawyers in New York at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP represent victims of heart condition misdiagnoses. When a heart conditions arises, we turn to our doctors and medical practitioners for help. But what happens if a doctor fails to diagnose a heart condition that was readily discernable? In many cases, early treatment of a heart condition can make a drastic difference between life and death. When entering into a patient-physician relationship, you’re entrusting your life to your doctor. You expect thorough testing, in-depth research and educated treatment options. The failure to be properly treated as a result of a misdiagnosis can cause unnecessary pain and suffering, and even result in death.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a heart condition misdiagnosis, then you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. Our heart condition lawyers have recouped substantial compensation for the victims of heart condition misdiagnoses. It is important to have the legal counsel of an attorney with an understanding of the complex medical procedures and conditions involved. Our firm handles these often complex cases, helping clients obtain the compensation they need.

Which Heart Conditions Are Commonly Misdiagnosed?

Any heart condition is liable to be misdiagnosed. Myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), pulmonary embolisms, carotid artery stenosis and coronary artery stenosis are severe heart conditions that can lead to serious injury or death if misdiagnosed. Learn more about these conditions below.

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

A myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack) occurs when a blocked artery interrupts the flow of oxygen to the heart. The heart needs oxygen to survive, and a lack of oxygen can lead to irreparable damage. Heart attacks are a leading cause of death among Americans. Unfortunately, negligence on the part of a medical provider can lead to a fatal heart attack. If a doctor or medical provider fails to modify a major risk factor, fails to recognize the early signs of a myocardial infarction or fails to respond to a heart attack in a timely manner, then this may qualify as medical malpractice. The victim’s family may have grounds to file a lawsuit with the help of our New York heart condition lawyers.

Pulmonary Embolism / Deep Vein Thrombosis

Pulmonary Embolism / Deep Vein Thrombosis

A pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening heart condition that can be caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis occurs when blood clots form in the lower legs. Over time, these blood clots can travel to the lungs and block blood flow to the heart, resulting in damage to the heart and lungs. Pulmonary embolisms are treatable, but they require medical care as soon as possible. Failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism can result in debilitating medical conditions or death. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis, then you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim.

Carotid And Coronary Artery Stenosis

Carotid & Coronary Artery Stenosis

Carotid artery stenosis and coronary artery stenosis are potentially dangerous conditions that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Carotid stenosis refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries; these arteries are responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Coronary stenosis is the narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen and blood to the heart. Narrowing of the carotid or coronary arteries can be fatal if not properly treated. Unfortunately, carotid stenosis and coronary stenosis may be misdiagnosed, resulting in serious harm to the patient; if this is the case, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our heart condition lawyers can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.

Was A Doctor's Misdiagnosis Of Your Heart Condition Due To Negligence?

An individual who has suffered injury as a result of a heart condition misdiagnosis may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to have a valid claim, the injured patient must be able to show that the operating doctor or their medical staff acted negligently. Proving negligence and liability in medical malpractice cases, however, can be difficult. In order to have a valid medical malpractice claim, the following must have occurred:

Duty of Care: The doctor must have had a duty of care to his patient. In the case of a heart condition, a physician has a duty to use the same degree of caution that another competent doctor in the same practice area would use.

The Doctor Breached Their Duty: When a doctor fails to use the same degree of caution as another competent physician in the same field, they have breached their duty of care. A doctor's breach of duty constitutes negligence.

The Breach In Duty Caused The Patient's Injury: Negligence, in and of itself, does not constitute grounds for a lawsuit. In order to have a valid case, the doctor's negligence must have directly caused the patient's injury.

The Failure To Diagnose Or Misdiagnosis Caused Damages: To have a valid claim, the patient's injury must have caused them either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are any monetary loss that was caused by the injury, such as lost wages, medical bills or damage to future earning potential. Non-economic damages are any pain and suffering caused by the injury.

How Can A Heart Condition Lawyer Help Following A Misdiagnosis?

Individuals who have had a heart condition misdiagnosed should not hesitate to contact a skilled medical malpractice attorney. Due to the complexities involved in medical malpractice cases, retaining a skilled lawyer is invaluable for patients who have been victims of heart condition misdiagnoses. An experienced heart condition lawyer will handle all aspects of the case, including the review of medical records, taking witness statements, hiring expert witnesses to testify on the patient's behalf, filing the lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires and pushing for maximum compensation in court. Our medical negligence attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to successfully handle heart condition misdiagnosis cases. We have been handling medical malpractice cases for over 60 years and understand all of their complexities. Our heart condition attorneys will interview all witnesses and review the patient's medical records. Furthermore, we have access to experts at the forefront of their medical fields – all of whom are board-certified physicians. These experts will review our clients' records and testify on their behalf. We will also handle all aspects of the lawsuit, including its filing, negotiating with the defendant's attorneys where appropriate and representing our clients at trial.

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How Do I Schedule A Legal Consultation Regarding A Heart Condition Misdiagnosis?

If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a heart condition misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our heart condition lawyers 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.

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