If you or a family member had a heart attack and believe there was medical negligence, we can investigate your case free of charge.
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If you have a problem or have been wronged, Sean Cleary is the man to talk to. Had a fantastic experience with Sean and all of the friendly, helpful and professional staff of the firm. If Sean accepts you as a client and agrees to represent you, you'll be in the best of hands.
Sean represented my wife and I and our three-year-old daughter in a case involving medical malpractice after she was born at a Miami hospital. The case was settled confidentially, providing for the future care and treatment of our daughter, and we were very satisfied with the result.
My wife and I were referred to Sean Cleary by another Attorney. He was very highly recommended and, I must say, very deservedly so. Sean is very diligent in his work; his preparation is phenomenal and his presentations are something to behold. He is very accessible if you have any questions. He always takes the time to fully explain in language you can understand. We highly recommend anyone needing help...talk to Sean Cleary.
Sean represented my family after my wife died from an infection following surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach. Sean was not just an aggressive litigator but also a trusted advisor whose wisdom and experience with the medical malpractice system helped us achieve a phenomenal result that honored the memory of my deceased wife and assured the financial future for my children. I very much doubt that any other lawyer in the community would have worked so hard, spent so much time, and fought so many battles on our behalf. For complex medical malpractice cases that require serious brainpower and technical know-how, there is no better lawyer in Florida than Sean Cleary.
Sean Cleary represented my husband and I in a very difficult medical malpractice case. Mr. Cleary was always was courteous, diligent and professional. He was straightforward and upfront about the challenges we faced but never relented in his pursuit of justice on our behalf, up through and beyond a contentious 6-day jury trial. We would recommend him without hesitation.
Sean is an outstanding professional, transparent and very diligent; he personally dedicated time and attention to my case; he always responded my calls promptly, keeping me informed all the time. His knowledge and advises are very accurate and valuable. Definitely, great lawyer.
I would highly recommend Sean Cleary. Not only is he a very knowledgeable attorney he takes the time to explain the law to ensure you understand every aspect of your case. He is also very sensitive to the needs of you and or your family during very trying times.
From day one, Mr. Cleary had faith in my case. He paid attention to every detail with great professionalism. He did not shy away from any challenges and went the extra mile to provide what he promised.
Highly recommended. Sean is smart, conscientious, detail-oriented and extremely knowledgeable in his field. Always gets excellent results for his clients.
Sean represented my husband and I in a medical malpractice case. It was a very difficult time for us. Therefore it was great that he always was courteous, diligent and highly professional. Sean is always straightforward and upfront about the challenges you are to face. We highly recommend him.
Heart disease has been for many years the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In Florida, heart disease accounts for 3 out of 10 deaths. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is usually the result of a coronary artery being blocked by a blood clot. Anyone, old or young, woman or man, any race or ethnicity, can suffer a heart attack. There are over 1.2 million new or recurrent heart attacks every year in the U.S. and over 14K in Florida with an average of 117 heart attack hospitalizations each day. Over 700K people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year. That represents about 27% of all deaths in US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When a heart attack is suspected, the next course of action is to perform an electrocardiogram or EKG, together with a test for cardiac enzymes. When any of these investigations is lacking, despite clear signs of a heart attack, a medical malpractice claim is justified.View full answer
Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis are extreme risks because time is a major factor in heart attack cases. Timely and correct diagnosis is critical to saving the patient, together with quick action: angioplasty, clot-bursting drugs, beta-blockers, etc. are some of the immediate treatments necessary.View full answer
In medical malpractice cases, it is usually the attending physician who should be sued, as they are usually independent contractors and not hospital employees. Other medical practitioners, lab technicians etc. can also be sued if they contributed to the injury.View full answer
Medical practice in the case of heart attack is primarily the situation when the diagnosis is not offered in time to save the patient, despite signs indicating the severity of the condition, or when the doctor fails to administer the right drugs despite the correct diagnosis.View full answer
In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a heart attack medical malpractice claim is 2 years from when the patient either knew or should have known that the injury exists and there is a plausible possibility that it was caused by medical malpractice. Simple cases take up to 6 months to conclude. When the case is complex, it can even take up to 5 years for damages to be paid.View full answer