Malpractice: Failure To Diagnose A Heart Attack

Millions of Americans have some type of cardiac arrhythmia. While some symptoms are benign, others are signs of serious cardiac disease, requiring immediate treatment to reduce the risk of complications and death. When a doctor or other medical professional fails to properly diagnose or treat cardiac arrhythmia, patients can suffer serious consequences.

At Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, we represent people who have suffered injuries, including heart attacks, due to a failure to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmia. Our medical and professional malpractice attorneys also represent families who have lost loved ones as a result of this type of medical error. For help holding the negligent parties accountable for their actions call our office in North Haven, Connecticut, at 203-285-3593 or 866-530-7228.

Early Identification Of Heart Disease Is Critical

Successful heart disease treatment requires early diagnosis of the signs of the condition, followed by efficient and thorough treatment. If a physician misses signs of heart disease or does not properly treat the condition, resulting in severe injury or wrongful death, the negligent doctor may be held financially liable.

Our lawyers handle a number of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:

  • Failure to thoroughly investigate the symptoms of heart failure, including chest pain, shortness of breath and left arm numbness
  • Failure to refer a patient for additional testing, blood work and an electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Failure to properly interpret test results
  • Failure to install a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Failure to follow up diagnosis with proper treatment
  • Errors relating to anticoagulation medications, including prescriptions of blood thinners like Coumadin and Heparin

Some of the skilled lawyers at our personal injury law firm have received AV Preeminent or BV Distinguished ratings by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.* All are licensed to practice in all Connecticut state and federal courts. We have helped clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and are fully prepared to pursue your malpractice claim.

Fighting For The Compensation You Deserve

If your doctor has failed to diagnose or treat heart disease, contact us online or call 203-285-3593 or 866-530-7228. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your case.

We are located in North Haven, close to the intersection of Interstates 91 and 95. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.

We handle cardiac arrhythmia as well as all of our medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing until we obtain maximum compensation for you.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.