Failure to Diagnose Heart Condition Claims in Boston

Click for Free case evaluation

Cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and heart failure, are often medical emergencies. Medical professionals have a duty to identify and diagnose these conditions when they arise. As cardiac conditions are so common, we expect that physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to know what these symptoms look like.

Unfortunately, some healthcare providers fail to provide timely cardiac treatment to patients, and failure to diagnose a heart condition  can lead to severe complications and even death. If you or a loved one fall victim to delayed cardiac treatment, trust the Cashman Law Firm to hold the at-fault provider accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Firm

  • For years, our attorney, Mark A. Cashman, has fought for the rights of people injured by medical negligence. He will leverage his skills and experience to fight for your right to justice.
  • Our firm has secured over $7.5 million on behalf of our clients. We will work diligently to recover the highest possible award in your medical malpractice lawsuit. 
  • Our firm provides dedicated and personalized attention to each and every client. We will always be available to answer any questions you may have and provide important case updates.

The Dangers of Failing to Detect a Heart Condition in Boston

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 800,000 people have heart attacks across the United States. Any type of cardiac issue can have life-threatening implications. Timely treatment can prevent a patient from suffering a medical emergency or dying due to the condition. However, not all physicians diagnose cardiac conditions or provide treatment in a timely manner.

For example, say that you go to the doctor with chest pain and tightness, which are hallmark symptoms of cardiac arrest. Any reasonable and properly trained physician would want to order tests to rule out the possibility of a heart attack. 

However, your doctor fails to take these tests and provide you with a timely diagnosis. Instead, she suggests that you have gastrointestinal problems and recommends that you go home and rest.

If your condition turns out to be a heart attack, you can suffer from a much more severe condition due to lack of treatment. Because of the doctor’s misdiagnosis, you are unable to receive the care you need to prevent these life-threatening complications.

How to Prove a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Massachusetts

Failure to diagnose lawsuits fall under the category of medical malpractice. To recover compensation in this type of claim, you must prove four critical facts.

  • Duty: The at-fault healthcare provider owed you a duty of care at the time of the incident. All providers have a duty to uphold a certain standard of medical care while treating their patients.
  • Breach of Duty: The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care. A medical professional can breach this duty by failing to take the right diagnostic tests or by leaving an emergency room patient unattended while in cardiac arrest.
  • Causation: The at-fault provider’s delay in providing cardiac care caused your injuries. Evidence like medical records and expert witness testimony can help establish this element.
  • Damages: You sustained damages due to delayed cardiac treatment that you can collect in your lawsuit. These damages may include additional medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Boston Today

Did your doctor fail to diagnose your heart condition? The Cashman Law Firm can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your delayed diagnosis of a heart condition claim. Our lawyer will carefully evaluate your case and identify your optimal path to compensation.