Pennsylvania Heart Attack Attorneys
While not every stroke or heart problem can be prevented, physicians can often overlook symptoms of heart disease or stroke and, as a result, the patient can suffer unnecessary injury or death. Preventable medical errors and mistakes occur when symptoms are minimized, misinterpreted or mistaken for another cause, when errors in procedure or treatment arise, when doctors misdiagnose or otherwise deviate from professional standards of accepted care.
Types of Strokes
There are two kinds of strokes, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic strokes occur when an artery that supplies blood and oxygen to the brain becomes blocked. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. The vast majority of strokes are ischemic strokes and, more often than not, involve blood clots as the source of the artery blockage. While the effects of ischemic strokes can be reversed, immediate medical attention and urgent treatment must occur in order to prevent damage and death. When a stroke threatens brain function and a patient’s life, the margin for error is narrow as every second counts.
Heart problems, such as heart attacks, irregular heart beats, Pre-excitation Syndrome, Long QT Syndrome, and other cardiac conditions can be misdiagnosed as a result of medical errors and mistakes. Preventable medical errors involving injury or death from cardiac malpractice can have devastating effects.
Contact A Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Help
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a stroke or heart problem and you believe that a physician or hospital may have delayed their diagnosis, misdiagnosed their condition or delayed treatment, the medical malpractice lawyers at NOW LAW can help you get the answers you deserve. Contact us at 215-854-6326 for a free consultation. There is never an attorneys fee unless we recover compensation for you