Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
In the United States, around 7 million people visit the emergency room complaining of symptoms that indicate a heart attack. Around 27,000 of these patients are discharged from the hospital without being diagnosed with a heart attack. Failure to diagnose is an emergency room error that has led to millions of deaths.
The failure to diagnose attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC know how devastating the loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions of emergency room staff can be. When your family suffers this type of loss, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, future lost income, future lost financial contributions, and the loss of a valuable family member. We will do everything possible to hold negligent hospital staff and doctors accountable for their failure to diagnose heart attack in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
If You’ve Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice:
How Emergency Rooms Can Detect and Treat a Heart Attack
We live in one of the most medically advanced societies in the world. Our emergency rooms are equipped with diagnostic tools and life-saving therapies that can deal with every conceivable medical emergency. When someone comes to the hospital with symptoms suggesting a heart attack, emergency room personnel have a responsibility to perform tests and treatments such as:
- Acute cardiac ischemia time-insensitive predictive instrument software
- Cardiac sestamibi scan
- Thrombolytic therapy
These technologies are readily available and should be utilized as necessary. When they are not used, the staff may be responsible for medical malpractice, in which case they should be held accountable for their negligence.
Undiagnosed Heart Attack Attorneys
The aggressive attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have extensive experience dealing with emergency room negligence. We have access to a network of medical experts as well as the considerable knowledge and experience of the attorneys at every branch of The Cochran Firm. We will comb over the details of your loved one’s death or injury to find all instances of negligent behavior on the part of hospital staff.