Were Early Heart Attack Signs And Symptoms Ignored?

Doctors are trusted with the responsibility of monitoring our health, treating medical conditions and advising us of things we can do to prevent serious conditions for which we are at risk. However, too often, negligent medical care results in delayed treatment of serious conditions or undiagnosed conditions. This doctor negligence can cause a patient to suffer even more severe health problems such as a heart attack or stroke.

Was Negligent Emergency Room Care The Cause Of Your Injury?

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can thoroughly investigate the situation to expose the negligence of the staff. Were proper tests performed to rule out a heart attack? Was there adequate emergency room staffing to attentively listen to the patient's concerns and evaluate their symptoms? Did the hospital leave the patient waiting for hours and hours without having a nurse or doctor assess their condition? If not, the emergency room staff and medical facility may be held liable for injury or death that resulted from their negligence.

Delayed Heart Attack Treatment — Were Risk Factors Addressed?

Diagnosis and treatment of the underlying heart problem can be an effective method to avoid unnecessary heart attacks. Recognizing the risk factors is often the easiest way for a doctor to treat and prevent these underlying heart problems:

  • Heart disease: Heart disease is a leading killer of Americans.
  • Coronary artery disease: Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries) can reduce the amount of oxygen-rich blood that flows to the heart. When coronary artery disease escalates to the point that the narrow arteries completely block the flow of blood to the heart, the individual suffers a heart attack.

Have Your Case Evaluated By A Skilled Attorney

In many cases, something can be done to prevent an impending heart attack. In others, prompt medical treatment during or after a heart attack may minimize the damage to the heart muscle caused by the heart attack. If your doctor failed to provide adequate care, we can help you hold the doctor accountable.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a heart attack, schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates today. Call our Toledo office at 419-842-4062.