Illinois Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Attorney
Heart attacks occur suddenly and without warning. They seldom ever occur while the patient is at a hospital or doctor’s office. Instead, patients usually come in several hours, days, weeks, or months later. By that time, the worst of the episode is over. So, damage to the heart might be difficult to pinpoint on diagnostic test results. Additionally, many doctors do not attentively listen to their patients when they discuss symptoms like chest tightness, shortness of breath, pain in certain areas of the body, and other signature symptoms.
Failure to properly interpret test results and a failure to communicate with patients are two of the most troublesome areas, when it comes to medical negligence. Usually to save time, doctors often over-delegate test result interpretation matters to less qualified professionals, like patient care technicians and physician assistants. Even if these individuals properly interpret results, and that’s a big “if,” information often gets lost in translation. Speaking of translation difficulties, when it comes to doctor-patient communication, many physicians are only fluent in Medspeak. Their English skills are limited, at best.
In contrast, the dedicated Illinois failure to diagnose heart attack attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman always start work on your case quickly. Our immediate hard work on the front end usually pays dividends on the back end, in terms of the compensation our clients receive. Then, instead of resting on our laurels, we continue working hard as your case goes to court. All the while, we listen closely to you. We are at our best when our vision for your case matches your needs and goals in a particular situation.
Why You Should File a Medical Negligence Claim
Blaming a doctor for a heart attack diagnosis error changes nothing for victims. But a negligence case is not about assigning blame. Instead, these cases obtain the financial compensation victims need and deserve.
This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. These two kinds of compensation help families move on after a medical diagnosis error.
However, victims do not just file medical negligence claims for themselves. They also pursue them to protect other patients.
Disciplinary and criminal proceedings against doctors are very difficult to win. But victims must only prove negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. That’s a very low standard of proof.
A large settlement or judgment forces doctors to rethink their approaches to patient care. Since these alterations mean putting patients before profit, future patients receive better care, so they do not have to go through the same thing you went through.
How to Choose a Chicago Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack/Myocardial Infarction Attorney
Medical negligence claims are very complex. So, your attorney needs the right combination of dedication, accessibility, and experience.
Dedication means a singular focus on the legal and financial rights of injury victims. Your attorney shouldn’t simply dabble in medical negligence claims. Accessibility means physical proximity to your home or office. Accessibility also means availability to answer your questions. Experience means more than practice experience. Your attorney should have a proven track record of success.
At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, we have high standards in all three areas. So, we are well-positioned to achieve results that exceed your expectations.
Reach out to a Compassionate Chicago Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced failure to diagnose heart attack/myocardial infarction attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or call 410-567-0800. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.