Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease

Successful treatment of heart disease relies heavily on early detection of the signs of heart disease, followed by immediate and thorough treatment. If a doctor misses signs of heart disease, or fails to appropriately treat symptoms of heart disease - and if significant injury occurs as a result - then the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice or medical negligence based on failure to diagnose.

A Reputable and Successful Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., is an AV®-rated* law firm with offices in New Haven, Connecticut. Since 1988, we have built a legal practice that focuses exclusively on protecting the rights of people injured in accidents and via medical malpractice. In medical malpractice lawsuits - including failure to diagnose cases - we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients.

In all medical malpractice cases - including cases based on a failure to diagnose - we urge patients to seek early legal advice before attempting to negotiate with the health care provider. Without a forceful advocate on your side, you run the risk of accepting a settlement that will fall short of meeting all your financial needs.

Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., recently resolved a medical malpractice lawsuit based on a doctor's failure to diagnose an impending myocardial infarction (heart attack) in a 53-year-old man. We settled the lawsuit before trial on our client's behalf for $1.5 million.

Our attorneys have advanced experience with a wide range of cases involving failure to diagnose or properly treat heart disease. Some of the unfortunate events our clients have faced include:

  • A doctor's failure to thoroughly investigate the symptoms of heart failure, including chest pain, shortness of breath and upper back pain
  • A doctor's failure to refer a patient for appropriate testing, blood work and an electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Failure to place a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Failures relating to anti-coagulation medication, including the over-prescription or under-prescription of blood thinners like Coumadin (Warfarin) and Heparin

Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., today. Call 866-689-1248 or send us an e-mail .