Heart Attacks, Strokes & Pulmonary Embolisms
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Failure to Diagnose
A heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism can have devastating results. Although not always treatable, timely diagnosis is essential to save the patient’s life. The Law Office of Michael C. George offers more than twenty years of legal experience and focuses exclusively on medical malpractice and personal injury claims. I represent patients and families of patients who were treated unprofessionally by a healthcare professional, resulting in serious injury or fatality. If a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack or other vascular condition has resulted in injury or death, contact my Pennsylvania medical malpractice Law Office for a free initial consultation with a skilled trial attorney.
Failure to Diagnose Heart Attacks
When a patient reports acute chest pain, irregular pulse or blood pressure, shortness of breath, or other symptoms, the doctor should recognize that there may be a serious problem and order the appropriate tests to diagnose or eliminate the possibility of a heart attack. Simple tests, such as blood tests, EKGs, or angiograms could quickly help diagnose the problem and result in timely treatment.
A doctor’s failure to properly consider symptoms of one-sided weakness or confusion can result in further life-changing damage or even death. The doctor must acknowledge these serious symptoms and order the appropriate diagnostic tests. If a stroke, TTA, or TIA is diagnosed in time, brain damage may be avoided or the individual’s life saved.
Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolisms
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot, often formed in the legs, causes oxygen obstruction in the heart or lungs. If untreated, it can result in catastrophic injury or death. Therefore, it is important that a doctor recognize possible symptoms in trauma patients, pregnant women, surgery patients, and other individuals.
Medical Malpractice Representation
Doctors are held to a high standard of care in treating patients. I review my client’s medical records, work with experts, and evaluate if my client’s heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism could have been avoided or if the devastating effects could have been prevented by the doctor’s timely treatment.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a doctor’s negligent failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, you deserve compensation. Contact me today for a free initial consultation with a skilled Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer.