When it comes to a heart attack, the lawyers at Elk & Elk know that every second counts. Yet failure to properly diagnose and treat heart attacks have become the root of a large percentage of medical malpractice claims in the U.S.
If you or someone you love received improper care and suffered serious consequences from a heart attack, contact Elk & Elk at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
Over 700,0000 Americans suffer from heart attacks every year
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year in the United States. About 210,000 of them have previously suffered heart attacks.
Advances in medicine have allowed for better and faster treatment of heart attacks. Unfortunately, many medical malpractice cases happen each year when doctors fail to diagnose and treat heart attacks in time.
Undiagnosed heart attacks are especially dangerous
At Elk & Elk, we see firsthand how thousands of people lose their lives every year due to undiagnosed and untreated heart attacks. There are many reasons heart attacks are undiagnosed:
- Crowded emergency rooms
- Failure to accurately read an EKG
- Improper discharge of a patient with chest pain
Helping you receive fair treatment and maximum compensation
In cases where there is no history or symptoms of heart problems, a heart attack diagnosis may not be obvious. Under these circumstances, it’s easy for a doctor to overlook other risk factors such as high cholesterol, stress, and a family history of heart disease. The results can be devastating for patients and their families.
The attorneys at Elk & Elk can protect your rights if you or someone you love has been affected by a delay in heart attack diagnosis or treatment because a doctor failed to understand the symptoms or risk factors of a heart attack.
We have experienced medical malpractice lawyers, nurses, medical providers and experts to help you prove your claim. Our job is to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Get a free consultation today
Our representation is handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us any money up front. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).