Failure to Prevent & Treat Heart Attack

Stethoscope and chart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease and strokes are the first and third leading cause of death in the United States, respectively. If you or a loved one has been injured because a medical provider failed to prevent a heart attack or misdiagnosed a stroke, contact me, Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Valerie Leopold to schedule a free consultation.

When Hospitals Hold Responsibility

Not every heart attack or stroke can be prevented. But doctors often overlook symptoms of these conditions, and as a result, patients suffer unnecessarily with injury or death.

  • Heart attacksFailure to diagnose a heart attack can be a factor in a medical malpractice case. There are telltale signs of a heart attack, including chest pain, upper body pain, and shortness of breath. When a patient exhibits any of these symptoms and hospitals fail to respond appropriately, patients may suffer a preventable heart attack.
  • Strokes — When doctors ignore the telltale signs of a stroke and a patient suffers as a result, they may be held responsible for their negligence. Warning signs that may indicate a stroke include dizziness, difficulty speaking and keeping balance, and numbness on one side of the face or body.

Do you believe proper medical attention could have prevented a heart attack or stroke and subsequent paralysis or death? At Leopold & Associates, we can help you make sense of the issues you are facing and recommend a course of legal action. Do not wait to talk to a lawyer. Memories fade, injuries can partially heal, and there may be limited time in which to take legal action.

Find out more about failure to diagnose stroke.

Contact a Cook County Medical Malpractice Attorney

If a doctor failed to prevent your heart attack or stroke, contact Chicago medical malpractice attorney Valerie Leopold for a free consultation to discuss your case options. We represent individuals who have been treated at all major hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, and others.