Heart Attack & Stroke Misdiagnosis

NYC Attorneys Pursuing Claims for Delayed Diagnosis

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our experienced New York City misdiagnosis lawyers help patients and their families hold negligent doctors, hospitals, and first responders accountable for delayed diagnosis of heart attacks and strokes.

Heart attack and stroke are both life-threatening medical emergencies that require immediate intervention. The slightest delay can mean the difference between full recovery and lifelong disability, even death. When someone who is having a heart attack or stroke is diagnosed with something else, he or she may suffer serious and potentially fatal harm.

Ambulance personnel and emergency rooms exist for the purpose of providing emergency medical treatment. Primary care physicians are also extensively trained to recognize medical emergencies. Patients have the right to expect medical professionals to recognize the signs of stroke or heart attack and act accordingly.

Contact our team at (212) 577-9325 for a free case review.

Understanding the Consequences of Delayed Treatment

Heart attack – When someone is having a heart attack, every minute that he or she does not receive treatment can result in damaged heart tissue, tissue death, and sometimes heart failure. Prompt treatment often means the difference between life and death.

Stroke – Stroke victims who are not promptly treated with tissue plasminogen activators (TPAs) and other clot-busting techniques may suffer increased brain damage, permanent paralysis, loss of speech, and even death.

The symptoms of heart attack include:

  • Upper body pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Confusion or inability to speak

When medical providers ignore these symptoms, patients can suffer serious conditions.

Call The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., Today at (212) 577-9325 to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you have suffered irreparable harm or have lost a loved one as a result of the delayed diagnosis of a heart attack or stroke, let us put our experience and passion to work for you. Based in Manhattan, we serve clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and Long Island.

Our lead attorney, David Perecman, has more than 40 years of experience as a New York City medical malpractice lawyer. He has been named to the list of the Best Lawyers in New York by U.S. News, is a member of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, and maintains a 10.0 rating on Avvo. These awards are evidence of our firm’s total commitment to our clients’ well-being. When you want aggressive, seasoned, and renowned trial lawyers who fight tooth-and-nail for victims of negligence, you can call us.

When you are injured by carelessness, you can seek justice and the financial resources to move forward. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.