Medical Malpractice: Heart Attacks And Stroke

Heart attacks and strokes are some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Proper diagnosis and treatment of someone who is showing the signs of a heart attack or stroke is essential to helping that person survive. When doctors or other medical professionals fail to recognize or treat these symptoms, serious, sometimes fatal, results can occur.

At the Detroit-area offices of Morgan & Meyers PLC, our attorneys help medical malpractice victims and their loved ones pursue the compensation they deserve. If you have suffered harm as the result of medical negligence, call 866-428-2047 to schedule a free consultation with our lawyers.

Doctor And Hospital Errors

Malpractice involving heart attack and/or stroke cases usually involve one of the following situations:

  • A doctor or other medical professional fails to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, delaying treatment which if delivered in a timely manner would likely have reduced the harm.
  • A doctor or other medical professional fails to properly read the results of an EKG, stress test or other test that indicated the patient was suffering a heart attack or stroke, resulting in delayed treatment or diagnosis and subsequent serious harm.
  • A patient suffers a heart attack or stroke during or following a medical procedure where the proper standard of care was not followed.

It is important to keep in mind that malpractice cases can be difficult to prove. Mistakes may be made by medical staff that do not rise to the legal definition of malpractice. If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, you should explore your options with the help of experienced legal counsel.

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We have extensive experience holding medical professionals accountable for malpractice. Call 866-428-2047 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices in the Detroit metropolitan area, we provide representation to people throughout Michigan.