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Failure to Diagnose Cardiac Arrest / Heart Attack

Los Angeles Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Attorney

Cardiac Negligence Claims in California

When a doctor fails to diagnose a patient’s medical condition, it can lead to further injury, illness, or even death. We rely on doctors for their medical expertise and have reason to believe they’ll uphold obligations to provide care that meets accepted standards. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

If a doctor or health care provider’s negligence causes you or your loved one to suffer harm related to a stroke, heart attack, or other cardiac condition, you may have the right to financial compensation. Our attorneys are here to help.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm with a proven record fighting for victims of medical malpractice. For example:

  • We’ve won over $1 billion for our clients.
  • We set the CA record for largest malpractice recovery.
  • We have successfully litigated failure to diagnose stroke / heart attack cases.

Bostwick & Peterson has won millions for victims injured because of diagnostic errors and medical negligence. To discuss your case, contact us for a FREE consultation.

Cardiac / Heart Attack Diagnosis Error Lawsuits

Stroke, heart attack, and other cardiac conditions are serious health issues that must be treated in a timely and effective manner. Whether a provider is a family physician, an ER doctor, or a cardiologist, they have a legal duty to provide care that conforms to accepted standards of their field.

In some cases, doctors may deviate from the standard of care by missing a condition they should have diagnosed. Some examples may include:

  • Misdiagnosing a stroke in the Emergency Room
  • Failing to fully evaluate a patient or perform a patient history
  • Diagnosing gastrointestinal issues or other minor conditions rather than a heart attack
  • Failing to order necessary tests, correctly interpret results, or follow up with patients
  • Failure to refer patients with specialists

Failures to diagnose a heart attack or other serious cardiac conditions or complications can have dire consequences, including serious injury, permanent disability and deficits, or death.

In situations where patients suffer harm because of a provider’s substandard care, those patients or their families can bring medical malpractice lawsuits to hold negligent providers accountable. Successful claims can also allow victims to recover monetary compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Costs of future medical care
  • Lost wages / diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of emotional and financial support
  • Other financial and emotional damages

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Bostwick & Peterson has over 40 years of experience litigating tough medical malpractice case and has cultivated a record of success. Some of our case results include:

  • $9.96 million over failure to detect cardiac risk factors.
  • $8.75 million over failure to order CT scan, resulting in a stroke.
  • $4 million recovery over failure to diagnose a heart attack.
  • $3.5 million over failure to diagnose an impending heart attack.

An attorney from our firm can help you understand the details of your case, and we may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, or the wrongful death of your loved one. You may have exorbitant medical bills as a result of the failure to diagnose the heart attack, as well as bills for ineffective treatments because the cause of illness was never properly diagnosed. These costs may be covered by the responsible parties, but only if you seek action against them.

Discuss a failure to diagnose a heart attack lawsuit with an attorney. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

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