Heart Attack Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers with Over Five Decades of Success
A heart attack, coronary, or myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when a part of the heart muscle is not getting the blood flow or oxygen it needs to survive or work right. If a heart attack, coronary, or myocardial infarction is not diagnosed and treated right away, the heart muscle can become permanently damaged or die. At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys, doctors, and certified emergency room nurses collectively have over 55 years of hospital emergency room and doctor or primary office experience. This collective expertise has contributed to our great success in the medical malpractice field. We even hold the record for the two highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in the state of Pennsylvania-$100 million and $55 million. Our lawyers are recognized across the nation for their hard work, track record of success, and commitment to the client, including inclusion in the list of "Best Law Firms" for medical malpractice.
Since 1958, we have obtained over $2 billion on behalf of our clients. To begin your case, call (215) 866-2424 for a free case evaluation.
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Most people have a preconceived notion that a person undergoing a heart attack may experience a feeling of something heavy sitting on their chest, crushing chest pain, or the sweats. However, not every heart attack patient experiences those symptoms. A heart attack can present itself in many different ways. Women especially experience a wide variety of heart attack symptoms that present themselves differently than male heart attack symptoms.
The nurses and doctors on our medical malpractice team have seen patients who have suffered a heart attack and experienced the following "uncommon" symptoms:
- Jaw Pain
- Thumb Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Ear Pain
Not every patient just complains of chest pain. The certified emergency room nurses on our legal team have seen thousands of ways patients, just like you or a loved one, can present to the emergency room while having a heart attack or MI.
Heart Attack Warning Signs & Risks
In the emergency room or doctor's office, an EKG or cardiogram is performed to get an inside look into what your heart is doing or not doing. The EKG, ECG, or cardiogram shows if your heart is in distress, not getting enough oxygen, or simply having a heart attack (MI). Many times, the doctors, nurses, or physician's assistants do not see the subtle changes on your EKG that shows you are having an angina attack or heart attack. Angina is a warning sign that you are high risk for developing a heart attack, due to a lack of oxygen to your heart. Many days can pass until a cardiologist reads your cardiogram and sees the potential damage. By that time, the damage may already be done.
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Many law firms will tell you that they can help you. How many of those law firms have certified emergency nurses and physicians on their staff that have performed and interpreted thousands of EKG's or cardiograms? How many of those law firms have certified emergency room nurses on their team that have treated thousands of patients that presented to the ER or emergency room with symptoms other than crushing chest pain? Other law firms will tell you they know everything about heart attacks. They don't. At The Beasley Firm, our experienced team of nurses and doctors have been at the bedside when patients, just like you or a loved one, were having a heart attack or angina attack.
In our 58 years of practice, we have successfully litigated wrongful deaths and heart attack misdiagnosis with an unparalleled record of success. Our collective legal and hospital knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in state history, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements.
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Trust your case to a team who understands the ins and outs of heart attack cases-medically and legally. Call (215) 866-2424 for a complimentary case consultation.Contact Us Today