Arizona Attorney for Failure to Treat a Heart Attack
According to federal statistics, nearly 500,000 people in the United States are killed by heart attack (myocardial infarction) each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented by quick diagnosis and treatment. However, this does not always happen. Doctors sometimes miss the signs of a developing heart attack and fail to act appropriately to prevent further damage. The result is life-altering damage or a wrongful death that could have been prevented.
At the Phoenix law firm of Sandweg & Ager, P.C., our lawyers represent people throughout Arizona who have been affected by improperly treated heart attacks. We talk with these people and their families, reviewing medical records to determine whether negligence is present.
We often note situations in which the classic symptoms of a heart attack were present but not recognized as being cardiac related. Patients experienced chest pain, shortness of breath, pain radiating to other parts of the body and other signs of a heart attack. In these situations, doctors failed to take action. Many patients were even left sitting in the emergency room waiting area without getting the critical treatment needed to save their lives.
When a doctor misses the signs of myocardial infarction, he or she misses a critical period of time when action can be taken effectively. While many heart attack victims never make it to a doctor's care in time, those that do trust that a trained health care professional will recognize the signs of a heart attack and take quick action.
Contact Our Phoenix Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Attorneys
We invite you to contact our attorneys regarding medical negligence that you or a loved one may have experienced. Consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation. To get started, call our Phoenix, Arizona, law office at 602-648-3200 or simply complete our online contact form.