Phoenix Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Lawyers
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. Contact us if you have questions.
Failing To Recognize Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Phoenix
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 heart attack issues 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.
Meet Bill Sandweg and John Ager
The foundation of our success is the hard work and experience of two seasoned lawyers, Bill Sandweg and John Ager. Together, we leverage more than 50 years of experience to help fix the harm suffered by the victims of injury death. Our full-time staff includes a dedicated nurse consultant and a paralegal, in addition to a physician, who is also a lawyer and serves as "of counsel" to our firm.
Bill Sandweg has been practicing personal injury law for 40 years. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Arizona's Finest Lawyers and Southwest Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, perhaps the most exclusive and elite organization of successful trial lawyers.
John Ager has been litigating personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury and death focusing on medical negligence cases for 17 years. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been recognized by The American Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arizona since 2007. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 by Avvo, their highest ratings. He also sits on the board of directors and faculty of the State Bar of Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Arizona’s premiere trial college.