Heart attacks are the leading cause of death and strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States according to the National Institutes of Health.
The good news is that when diagnosed and treated in time heart attacks and strokes are more survivable now than at any time in history. However, left untreated, a heart attack or stroke can easily lead to permanent disability or death. Unfortunately, disengaged physicians, poorly trained staff and overworked technicians continue to misdiagnose or delay critically needed medical care. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts realize a lawyer’s job is to help clients on their road to recovery. Injury from heart attack or stroke can cause sudden physical, emotional, and financial hardships for patients and their families. During this time, it is difficult to think about seeking legal help, but there are time limits for taking legal action against healthcare providers.
In addition, in many cases you will need the compensation that you deserve as soon as possible. If you have experienced a serious injury or a loved one has died and you believe either of these tragic events are due to a failure to timely diagnose or properly treat a heart attack or stroke, you may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future loss of wages
- Long-term disability
- Long-term care expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Burial expenses