Heart Attack - Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer: Sean M. Cleary

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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Sean M. Cleary
Heart attack malpractice

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.


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Common Heart attack Questions

What Is The Standard Of Care For a Heart Attack Case? »

When a physician assumes care of a patient, he or she undertakes a legal duty to abide by a certain standard of care. The traditional standard of care is to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances.

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Can Delayed Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis Be Considered Medical Malpractice in Miami? »

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.

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Who Do I Sue In a Heart Attack Medical Malpractice Case? »

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.

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How Can I Define a Heart Attack Medical Malpractice Case? »

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.

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What Is The Statute of Limitations For Filing And Concluding My Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Claim in Florida? »

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.

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