Failure to Diagnose an Impending Heart Attack

It happens more often than we would like to believe: a person goes to an emergency room or doctor's office complaining of chest pains, shortness of breath, stomach pain or other symptoms that may signal an impending heart attack. The doctor attributes the symptoms to another cause, such as muscle pain or indigestion, and sends the patient home. Later, the patient suffers a devastating heart attack.

At the law firm of Steinberg Goodman & Kalish in Chicago, we represent patients and their families in cases where doctors failed to diagnose an impending heart attack despite observable symptoms. Our attorneys have obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for individuals and families in medical malpractice cases.

Did a doctor fail to diagnose your impending heart attack? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.

Should My Doctor Have Done More?

In some cases, doctors can do everything they are supposed to do and still fail to diagnose a dangerous medical condition. However, if your doctor failed to respond to your concerns and did not order appropriate tests, then he or she may be guilty of malpractice. For example, the presence of certain enzymes in your blood can determine if your heart has been damaged by a heart attack. An electrocardiogram, or ECG, may show that a heart attack has occurred or is in progress.

Steinberg Goodman & Kalish has been dedicated to holding medical providers accountable for the care they provide since 1931. In many cases, medical institutions have changed their medical procedures in direct response to medical malpractice litigation. To many of our clients, improving care for Illinois families is as important as the financial compensation they receive.

Contact Our Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

There is no cost or obligation to discuss your failure-to-detect heart attack case with an expert medical malpractice attorney at our firm. Call 312-445-9084 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We represent clients throughout Illinois. If you are unable to travel to us, we will come to you.