Failure to Diagnose Stroke or Aneurysm
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An aneurysm (also correctly spelled aneurysm) is a bulge in an artery carrying blood away from the heart to all parts of the body. If left untreated, an aneurysm in a main artery like the aorta can rupture or split (dissect) and bleed throughout the chest cavity, often leading to death. Approximately 13,000 people die from fatal aneurysms in America every year. Risk factors for an aneurysm include age of the patient and family history of heart disease.
If left untreated after detection, aneurysms can grow large and block arteries in a short period of time. One significant medical concern for people with a blockage in an artery is the possibility of a stroke. A stroke, sometimes referred to as a brain attack, results when the brain receives an insufficient supply of oxygen carried in blood through the arteries.
Serious Legal Representation for the Most Serious Acts of Medical Negligence
Doctors have diagnostic screening procedures available to detect the possibility of an aneurysm and other blockages. People often fail to get regular diagnostic testing, however, because physical symptoms may not be noticeable until the aneurysm has grown large enough to impact the operation of the heart. If a doctor or heart specialist in New Jersey failed to detect the formation or conditions of a possible aneurysm or blood clot and the misdiagnosis resulted in your stroke or heart attack, there may be evidence of medical negligence. Talk to a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. We are the preeminent name in medical negligence cases involving failure to diagnose and treat serious and fatal medical conditions.
Failure to diagnose a stroke is a serious act of medical negligence. We have helped numerous clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for their medical treatment and other damages following a failure to properly diagnose conditions such as:
Is Every Heart Attack a Case of Medical Negligence?
Heart attacks continue to be a leading cause of death among adults more than 50 years of age. In many cases, the victim suffered no symptoms and therefore had no reason to see a doctor for regular heart screening. In many cases, however, doctors brush off symptoms such as shortness of breath, angina, heart palpitations or numbness without running further tests or referring the patient to a heart specialist. Failure to provide the accepted level of diagnostic care is a possible case of medical negligence.
New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP are Experienced with Cases of Stroke Misdiagnosis
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our NJ medical malpractice lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advise and represent clients in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey medical mistakes lawyer at an office nearest to you.