Heart Attacks or Heart Disease
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on February 12, 2013
The health of your heart is something that should always be taken seriously. Whether you are young or old, there are many things you can do to prevent heart maladies and a number of medical treatments that can be performed in order to address the warning signs and after effects of a heart problem. When a medical professional fails to live up to a standard of care, it's important that the doctor or surgeon is held accountable for their professional negligence. Our team of Salt Lake City and Provo medical malpractice attorneys would like to take a moment right now to look at issues related to medical malpractice and heart problems.
Causes of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks
The most common causes of heart attacks and heart disease are as follows:
- Congenital heart defects
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
- Use of tobacco products
If doctors miss proper diagnosis or warning signs or make any other sorts of mistakes regarding such matters, there may be grounds to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Utah to learn about your legal options.
Misdiagnosis of Heart Disease
Sometimes medical professionals will miss potential warning signs of heart disease, failing to provide good preventative information for patients or suggest methods of mitigating the causes of a heart attack. In such cases, doctors may be showing negligence.
Poor Treatment for Heart Attacks
Following the onset of heart disease or a heart attack, doctors may not provide the proper treatment to address the problem. There may be delayed need for surgery, or surgical mistakes made when attempting to address the heart health issue. As with all other kinds of doctor mistakes and medical errors, these can never be tolerated when it comes to providing professional care.
Medication Errors and Heart Disease
Blood thinners and other medications can sometimes have adverse side effects when they are taken with other drugs. It's important that doctors and pharmacists inform their patients about any bad combinations of drugs and behaviors before the prescription medication is given. Proper forewarning is necessary for good treatment, and failure to provide this information may result in Provo medical negligence settlements.
What Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Do for You
If you or a loved one has been a victim of doctor negligence or any medical mistakes related to a heart attack or heart disease, we will be here for you. Our entire team of medical malpractice lawyers will fight diligently to ensure that your case is heard fairly and that the medical professional or professionals responsible for the negligent care are held accountable for their actions.
Sometimes a patient may pass away as a result of doctor negligence related to heart disease or heart attacks. In any cases of wrongful death, our legal team will fight diligently to make sure that you receive compensation for the tragic loss. We will help you achieve peace of mind.
Learn More About Medical Negligence Lawsuits
For more information about your legal rights following a doctor error or serious mistake by a medical professional, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City medical malpractice lawyers today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive just compensation for any pain, suffering, or losses you and your loved ones have experienced.
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