Brooklyn Heart Attack Malpractice Lawyer
When experiencing heart attack symptoms or an actual heart attack itself, we expect the doctors we consult to do all they can to prevent or treat the attack. When doctors or healthcare providers fail to do so, a patient may face life-changing consequences or even death.
The Brooklyn heart attack malpractice lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have over three decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases and have recovered over $100 million for medical malpractice victims. We attribute our success to a steadfast commitment to patients’ rights and to treating everyone with kindness. We believe that no one should have to suffer at the hands of careless medical professionals.
We are trial lawyers who leave no stone unturned in finding legal and medical evidence to substantiate a case. We work directly with medical professionals who can testify in court and our lawyers make use of their extensive legal knowledge to advocate on behalf of individuals both in and out of the courtroom.
If you believe you or your loved one experienced medical negligence which caused or lead to a heart attack, a dedicated heart attack attorney with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. may be able to help. We could prepare, negotiate, and present your case and fight aggressively for the maximum compensation for your losses.
Heart Attack Prevalence
Heart attacks, also known as myocardial infarctions, result from the blockage of one or multiple coronary arteries. A blockage leads to a reduction or complete halt in blood flow to someone’s heart, cutting off its oxygen and potentially causing death of its muscle tissue.
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A 2005 survey, however, revealed that only 27 percent of respondents knew what primary heart attack symptoms to look for. Thousands of patients rely on doctors to prevent heart attacks, but they may fail to do so. When they fail, the doctor may be liable for the heart attack that occurs.
Diagnosing and Treating Heart Attacks
In evaluating a patient, a well-trained medical professional should look for certain heart attack symptoms including:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Upper body pain or discomfort (back, arms, upper stomach, neck, jaw)
- Shortness of breath
- Lightheadedness, nausea, or cold sweats
All cardiac doctors are expected to provide a similar treatment for these symptoms. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most common diagnostic procedure for heart attack symptoms, and a failure to properly investigate patient complaints and analyze ECG results can be dangerous.
Treatments for Heart Attacks
To treat a heart attack, restoring blood flow is crucial. Specific treatments for heart attacks may include:
- Thrombolytic or fibrinolytic medications
- Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
- Balloon angioplasty surgery
Proving a Malpractice Claim
The burden of proving that heart attack malpractice in Brooklyn occurred is placed on the individual bringing the claim. Specifically, a claimant must show the judge that their medical examination or treatment did not meet the standard of care for the field. To illustrate a breach of care in a heart attack case, an attorney typically provides evidence of several factors:
- That the doctor did not meet standard medical care requirements
- That the heart attack resulted from negligence
- That there is documented proof to support the claim
Proving this may require both personal and medical expert testimony. The skilled Brooklyn heart attack attack malpractice lawyer with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos are connected to reliable medical experts that can corroborate personal testimony with medical documentation.
Help from a Brooklyn Heart Attack Malpractice Attorney
It should be noted that having medical experts testify on behalf of an individual does not guarantee compensation nor does a poor medical outcome automatically prove negligence. This is why having an attorney with extensive knowledge of the medical malpractice legal landscape may be crucial in your case.
Reaching out to the Brooklyn heart attack malpractice lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos could help you obtain the justice you deserve for your undue pain. If a doctor or other medical professional was negligent in diagnosing or treating your heart attack, putting together a claim for legal compensation as soon as possible could make all the difference.
With decades of experience, we can help victims of heart attacks caused by medical malpractice seek fair compensation for their losses. We know these unexpected situations can cause immense financial strain.
Filling a personal injury lawsuit could be the first step to putting this financial struggle behind you and moving forward with your life. Contact us today to connect with one of our attorneys. We are available to listen to your story, answer your questions, and offer you legal options.