Failing to Diagnose A Serious Heart Condition
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., with offices in New Haven, Connecticut, includes several lawyers who are rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. 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.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 ethical standards.