Heart Attacks and Strokes

MINNEAPOLIS HEART ATTACK LAWYERS

In some cases, injury complications from heart attacks and strokes are preventable. If there was a failure to respond, medical care providers and even employers can be held responsible for injuries and deaths that could have been prevented.

Sometimes, emergency room (ER) staff are overworked or stretched thin. The symptoms of a heart attack or stroke could be mild enough or masked that a doctor, nurse or emergency responder didn't notice or respond appropriately. Poor response is just one possible failure. The warning signs of a heart attack or stroke could go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years.

At Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., we know that these failures in the medical profession are unacceptable. We hold health care facilities, clinics and physicians accountable for medical malpractice that has led to heart failure, brain damage and death. Our attorneys are compassionate and aggressive advocates on behalf of our clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, in Rochester and throughout Minnesota.

Contact our Eagan, MN, law firm today if you or a loved one has suffered from a heart attack or stroke that may have been prevented by more alert, astute and informative medical care. Call us at 651-JUSTICE (651-587-8423) for afree initial consultation.

MINNESOTA STROKE INJURY ATTORNEYS

Heart attacks and strokes can occur hand in hand. A stroke (the rapid reduction or complete loss of blood supply to part of the brain) can be caused by a heart attack, and both share many of the same causes. There may not always be warning signs, but your primary care doctor should recognize the common risk factors:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Old age
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Previous stroke or heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pneumonia

Stress levels, chronic kidney disease, excessive alcohol consumption and abuse of drugs also contribute to heart attack risk. Heart attacks are the second leading cause of death worldwide. Your doctor should be running diagnostic tests and speaking with you about addressing controllable risk factors regularly. It is not your responsibility to ensure that these conversations take place.

DOCTORS AND ER STAFF DO MAKE MISTAKES

Misdiagnosis, failure to identify warning signs, failure to treat or break up blood clots in a timely manner and failure to identify bodily injuries are not acceptable.

If ER doctors don't treat you in time or if they fail to administer the proper screenings, blood clot-busting drugs, oxygen, IV fluids or cardiac catheterization, they may cause permanent damage or death that could be avoided. These are very time-sensitive procedures.

GET THE INJURY COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE

Our attorneys help young, old, male and female clients pursue the full injury or wrongful death compensation they are entitled to.

Obtaining a favorable verdict or settlement in a medical malpractice case is rarely simple. Complex rules, record keeping and terminology are difficult to decipher. We cut through the red tape and fight for our clients who have had their lives turned upside down because of the failures of medical professionals and care facilities.

Don't accept average or subpar medical care. Let us help you assert your rights and obtain the fair settlement you need.

CALL OUR LOCAL ST. PAUL ER MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

We can help you find second medical opinions and aggressively pursue the compensation necessary to manage the complications of a heart attack or stroke. Contact us as soon as possible at 651-JUSTICE (651-587-8423).

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If you have been injured, do not accept any payment or sign anything for the insurance company until you have had an independent attorney review your case free of charge.

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3085 Justice Way, Suite 200 Eagan, MN, 55121