Pittsburgh Cardiology Malpractice Attorneys With Experience
We hold negligent physicians accountable for cardiac malpractice
Symptoms of heart disease include heaviness, pressure, burning, or aching in the chest. Other symptoms of heart disease may include shortness of breath, palpitations, a faster heartbeat, weakness or dizziness, nausea, and sweating. These symptoms are often mistaken for indigestion or heartburn, but medical professionals should know the difference.
When you enter the emergency room or visit a doctor regarding serious symptoms, it is standard medical practice to ensure your condition is not more severe. When medical professionals are negligent and a condition goes untreated, victims may suffer serious and permanent injury, even wrongful death. At Hal Waldman & Associates in Pittsburgh, our attorneys are experienced with complex cases involving medical malpractice. Our Pittsburgh cardiology malpractice lawyers handle cases involving:
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack
- Misdiagnosis of a heart condition
- Other misdiagnoses
- Delayed diagnosis
- Unneeded stents
- Closed arteries or heart attacks
- Errors in treating heart disease
Failure to respond to the serious symptoms of a heart attack can result in severe injury, heart damage, and, in the worst cases, death. When a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional fails to take steps to deal with the possibility of a heart attack, victims and families may be eligible for significant compensation.
Complex cardiology malpractice claims
Most claims involving heart conditions are complex and require specialized legal and medical knowledge. Our leading Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm will review the facts and evidence of your case to determine whether a medical provider made a mistake, misidentified symptoms, or negligently responded to a heart attack.
We understand how local medical providers - like the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital - operate. Our lawyers will review medical documentation, medical history, witness statements, and expert opinion to build your case of malpractice against negligent cardiologists and other medical professionals. We have the experience to handle your claim, and our attorneys are prepared to take any case to trial when necessary.
Cardiology medical malpractice attorneys who are on your side
Half of all heart attacks result in severe injury or death. When a patient receives immediate and proper treatment, death can be prevented. In addition to identifying the immediate symptoms of heart attack, cardiologists and other professionals should be aware of potential risk factors, including age, medical history, high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, alcoholism, and diabetes.
Our lawyers can protect your rights if you feel that a doctor or medical professional was negligent, resulting in injury or death. We will aggressively pursue your claim to maximize compensation for your loss. Our Pittsburgh cardiology medical malpractice and heart attack misdiagnosis attorneys serve Western Pennsylvania and are ready to hear from you. Contact us for a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions, explain your options, and help you decide what to do next.