Heart attacks are preventable when doctors follow proper protocols for testing and treating a patient’s underlying condition. However, when medical professionals do not provide care that follows the medical standard, they may cause patients to suffer a heart attack or worsen their condition after one.

If you suffered a heart attack that you believe was due to professional negligence, contact a Bronx heart attack malpractice lawyer at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. Our lawyers have achieved successful outcomes for hundreds of victims of medical malpractice, including a $56 million verdict for a baby born with brain and spine defects from toxic exposure to prescribed medication.

To prepare a medical malpractice case, we call in our team of medical experts to build a strong, scientific foundation for the case. We also work with them to assess the extent of the patient’s injuries and determine what damages to demand in legal negotiations.

It may be intimidating to bring a medical malpractice case when no one has believed you so far. However, we have the legal knowledge and financial power to prove you have been improperly treated by a doctor and could support you through all legal proceedings. Contact our accomplished medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case today.

What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

Approximately 17.3 malpractice complaints are filed every year for every 1,000 New York physicians. These include heart attack cases where a doctor was negligent in:

  • Diagnosing an underlying condition
  • Reviewing a patient’s medical history for risks
  • Failing to give at-risk patient prevention strategies
  • Failing to order proper scans or blood tests
  • Failing to properly interpret test results
  • Failing to perform a bypass or angioplasty procedure correctly

To receive compensation for malpractice, an injured individual must prove the doctor in question did not provide service in line with the standard of care. In the Bronx, the standard of care is determined by the training and skill level of the other medical professionals in the same or a similar medical field.

Proving Negligence in Court

To prove a heart attack malpractice case in court, the prosecution must show that the negligence by medical staff resulted in injury. After this, it is up to the judge or jury to decide whether the evidence is sufficient.

To prove a breach of the standard of care, the prosecution must show that:

  • The doctor owed a duty of care to the patient
  • The doctor failed to uphold this duty of care
  • The heart attack was caused by the doctor’s negligence
  • There is evidence of injuries to prove the negligence

Gathering evidence is a difficult process, especially following a medical emergency such as a heart attack. For this reason, many individuals may need the help of a heart attack malpractice attorney in the Bronx.

Heart Attack Examination Procedures

Many individuals who experience a heart attack may have visited their doctor with concerns about their cardiac health. Heart attack symptoms typically include the following:

  • Tightness, pressure, pain, or aching in the chest or arms
  • Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or abdominal pain
  • Cold sweat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness or lightheadedness

Doctors may liable for medical malpractice if they did not employ the proper examination procedures in response to these symptoms. Our Bronx heart attack malpractice attorneys and medical experts may look specifically at these procedures that a doctor employed or failed to employ to prove they breached the standard of care.

These tests help determine the nature and severity of an impending heart attack or underlying condition and help a doctor provide proper treatment. Failing to use these can result in severe damages. Heart attack examinations typically include:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Echocardiogram
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Thallium stress test

Individuals who visited their doctor with symptoms and did not receive the appropriate examination may have a strong case for compensation.

Let a Bronx Heart Attack Malpractice Attorney Help

Doctors often fail to prevent or treat your heart attack, even when you communicate your concerns and symptoms to them. If you believe that your heart attack was the result of medical malpractice, contact a Bronx heart attack malpractice lawyer to get a free legal consultation.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. is proud to have served residents across the state for over two decades. Our lawyers meet the highest standards of performance and integrity to provide you the legal help you deserve. We partner with teams of medical and economic professionals to pursue long-term monetary damages for the harm you have suffered.

We are available to talk about your case 24/7. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your legal options and begin developing a powerful strategy to move your case forward efficiently.

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