Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Heart Attack

i-misdiagnosisThe risk factors for heart attacks are well-known in the medical industry. Obesity, smoking, stress, high blood pressure, diabetes and genetic predisposition are just some of the major risk factors that place patients at an increased risk for myocardial infarction. When doctors overlook these key risk factors and other symptoms commonly associated with cardiac distress, they may be placing the life of the patient at risk.

At Cirignani Heller & Harman LLP, our attorneys have more than twenty years of experience holding doctors and nurses accountable for medical malpractice throughout Chicagoland, Illinois. We prepare compelling cases and devote significant resources to establishing fault. We can help you obtain full compensation for heart problems caused by medical negligence.

In-Depth Medical Malpractice Background

We have a comprehensive understanding of medicine because our law firm includes two licensed physicians, as well as a certified respiratory therapist. This unique background provides us with the ability to carefully evaluate cases in-house, determining if doctors or nurses failed to take the appropriate measures to diagnose and/or treat clients having a heart attack.

Our attorneys have successfully represented dozens of clients who went to an emergency room complaining of chest pains only to be turned away. In these situations, medical professionals sometimes overlook both risk factors and obvious symptoms of a heart attack, including:

  • Arm pain
  • Chest pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

In emergency settings, doctors sometimes jump to the conclusion that chest pain is not cardiac when they learn that a patient has recently been physically active. They may also assume that chest discomfort is indigestion when there has been a recent large meal. Most of the time, a doctor can always identify something in a patient’s medical history to blame for their chest discomfort – often a fatal mistake. We have extensive experience demonstrating that doctors and nurses have failed to abide by the applicable standards of care in these situations.

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Different from most law firms, we have lawyers who are also licensed medical professionals. This provides us with the opportunity to cost-effectively investigate each case. We begin our extensive preparations from the moment you retain our services.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation — our attorneys will provide you with dedicated advocacy and comprehensive service.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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