The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions, which may cause serious medical complications or death. Complications resulting from heart disease include heart attack, disability or death. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Heart Disease Misdiagnosis Lawyers
A 2008 report by the CDC found that nearly one out of every four deaths in the United States was attributable to heart disease.Despite these alarming statistics, many doctors fail to properly screen patients for the possibility of heart disease. Physicians may also fail to properly treat patients who have exhibited warning signs of a possible heart attack. Such errors may occur in the setting of an emergency room, where doctors feel rushed and may discharge a patient who should be examined more thoroughly prior to discharge. Such errors may also occur when primary physicians fail to properly treat patients with symptoms of heart disease. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat heart disease, you may have a basis to obtain compensation through a medical malpractice claim. To learn more, contact Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. Our attorneys represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in medical malpractice claims. If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York or New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers, we are pleased to offer a free consultation.