When Doctors Miss The Signs Of A Heart Attack
Of the 500,000 heart attack deaths in the U.S. each year, many could have been prevented by a quick diagnosis and treatment – especially within the first hour of symptoms.
When a medical professional does not accurately diagnose a heart attack and the patient suffers or dies, the legal team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith, can step in and help the victim. We bring medical malpractice claims in Ohio courts, holding negligent doctors accountable for the harm they’ve caused. Read about our verdicts and settlements in related medical malpractice cases.
Is Your Doctor Acting Differently?
While bad results are not always a reflection of bad medicine, it is a good idea to talk with us if you have questions. If your doctor seems to be treating you differently, they may be concerned about a potential lawsuit. Other signs that medical staff may be protecting themselves against a lawsuit include:
- Unreturned phone calls from hospital staff
- Overly careful or concerned hospital staff
- Mention of the hospital’s legal department.
- Implication by a staff member that you might want to talk with an attorney
Who Benefits From Medical Malpractice Litigation?
While the purpose of malpractice lawsuits is to award financial compensation to injured parties, there is another benefit: When errors are exposed, hospitals and other medical facilities are forced to recognize these problems and make the necessary changes. With new policies in place, everyone is safer. Lawsuits brought by Friedman, Domiano & Smith have led to the creation of in-house training programs and systems for preventing errors as well as greater surgeon awareness of potential surgical problems. If you decide to proceed with a lawsuit, you may be helping others by compelling hospitals to make needed policy changes.
Get Your Free Consultation
If you believe that a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack was medical malpractice – or if you have questions – we can help. Call us today at 216-777-4121 to learn more about your rights, or complete our online form.