Helping South Florida Injury Victims Recover
With today’s modern medical advances, a heart attack or stroke risk can often be detected early and the event avoided altogether. Patients suffering cardiac arrest or stroke may also avoid more serious consequences through early, aggressive intervention. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses, ineffective emergency room protocol and treatment delays leave patients vulnerable. Medical providers may also increase a patient’s risk of heart attack by prescribing inappropriate medications.
If you have suffered a heart attack or stroke, you may have a claim against your doctor or hospital. Brais Law Firm draws upon more than 75 years of trial experience and a proven track record of success to recover your rightful damages. During the past four years alone, our firm has recovered nearly $40 million for personal injury and wrongful death clients*. You can view details about our recoveries on our Results page.
Delays in Treatment
The longer you wait for care, the more damage your tissue suffers. Quick, assertive treatment can typically minimize long-term effects or save the life of your loved one.
Delays in getting the right care may occur at several stages. Your doctor may ignore obvious symptoms and so fail to diagnose your condition. For example, you may be at elevated risk of a stroke or a heart attack if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or excessive weight-gain. Your doctor has a duty to prescribe diagnostic tests to catch vessel blockage in your brain or heart and other signs of disease. A nursing home may also delay in calling for help or administering CPR to a loved one in distress, despite its duty to protect the health of its residents.
Emergency Room Errors
Getting to the hospital does not assure you will receive immediate appropriate treatment. You expect to encounter trained, competent professionals when you enter the emergency room with chest pain, a headache, dizziness or other common symptoms of cardiac arrest or stroke. However, emergency rooms are often chaotic places staffed by overworked, tired and disorganized staff. Without having clear, effective guidelines, the hospital puts patients at risk of inaction and misdiagnoses.
Untrained staff may attribute heart attack symptoms to other less serious conditions, such as acid reflux, heart burn, angina or anxiety attack and leave patients waiting for care while precious minutes tick away.
Heart and Stroke Damages
Once the damage is done, your heart and brain tissue may never recover. That is why early, correct treatment is vital to survival and to a healthy future. A heart attack may forever limit your physical stamina and strength. A stroke may cause permanent cognitive, memory, behavioral, emotional and physical impairment.
Our Miami heart attack and stroke lawyer seeks such damages as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost and future earnings
- Costs of bypass, valve repair or heart transplant surgeries
- Costs of medical equipment and tools
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Increased risks of future medical problems
- Pain and suffering
Recover Damages Arising from the Delay in Stroke or Heart Attack Treatment
To consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, schedule a free case evaluation at Brais Law Firm. Our firm handles your medical error or delay in treatment claim on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe us money until we recover damages. Our Miami office is our main Florida location.
*Specific details regarding case and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the result of representation by our firm. Furthermore, any message regarding the result of a specific case is not a promise of similar results in future cases, but rather represents the outcome of the specific legal and factual basis from which it arises.