Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
Each year, more than half a million Americans experience a heart attack. By some estimates, as many as a third of these heart attacks are misdiagnosed. If you or a loved one experienced a heart attack after seeking treatment, or if you experienced a heart attack that was subsequently misdiagnosed, you are not alone, and you deserve to receive just compensation for your ensuing physical, financial and emotional harm.
There are several factors that can lead to misdiagnosis of a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI). However, this does not provide an excuse for doctors who make costly mistakes. As a patient in Colorado, you are entitled to medical treatment that meets a professional standard of care, and this includes receiving an accurate diagnosis of your medical condition.
At Levine Law, we provide experienced legal representation for individuals and families who are suffering due to misdiagnosed heart attacks. We have represented clients in medical malpractice claims against physicians and medical facilities throughout the Denver area, and we have a proven track record of securing favorable results for our clients. If you deserve compensation for medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, or loss of life as a result of a heart attack misdiagnosis, we want to help you. We want to make sure you have a clear understanding of your legal rights, and we want to help you win the compensation you deserve.
Consequences of Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
With the potential for severe, if not life-threatening, consequences from a promptly-treated heart attack, the consequences of a heart attack going undiagnosed can be devastating. A heart attack patient’s long-term prognosis can be greatly dependent upon the amount of damage sustained; and, the longer it takes to receive a diagnosis, the more damage can occur. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), even a two-hour delay can lead to lasting damage or death.
Oftentimes, patients who survive their heart attacks but do not receive accurate diagnoses will experience long-term, if not permanent, effects including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Heart disease and heart failure
- Increased risk for additional heart attacks
- Chronic chest pain
- Stroke or pulmonary embolism
- Other potentially-serious complications
In many cases, heart attack patients will require regular medical treatment which can lead to exorbitant medical bills, additional time missed from work, stress, and other life-complicating factors. Fortunately, these are all losses for which Colorado law provides just compensation. In order to ensure that you and your family have the financial resources you need to cope with the effects of your doctor’s misdiagnosis, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Are You Entitled to Compensation? Contact Us for a Free Case Assessment
If you would like more information about seeking financial compensation for a heart attack misdiagnosis, we encourage you to schedule a free case assessment at Levine Law. To speak with an attorney at our offices in Denver, please call 303-333-8000 or tell us about your case online today.