Heart Attacks


Helping Bay Area Residents With Injuries From Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States today. About one in every five deaths occurs because of a heart attack. Sadly, many happen because of a misdiagnosis by a doctor or other health care professional — particularly in emergency room settings.

Many physicians fail to fully examine a patient suffering from symptoms such as chest pain, upper body pain (especially in one or both arms), shortness of breath or extreme fatigue and instead diagnose them with heartburn or reflux and prescribe over-the-counter medication.

Tests like electrocardiograms (EKG), blood tests, angiograms, echocardiograms, CT scans and Thallium Stress Tests are available to access a patient’s risk. In more serious cases, emergency bypass surgery is necessary to save a patient’s life.

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack after a visit with a physician, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

Experienced, Reputable Representation To Handle Your Medical Malpractice Claim

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our San Francisco medical malpractice lawyers have successfully litigated many of these cases and obtained successful recoveries for many personal injury clients.

Just this year, our firm was acknowledged as among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report. We have also been recognized by the Bar Association Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Let us help you. Call 415-544-0115 or email us to find out more about the law and legal options available for your situation.