Untreated Aneurysms Can Change Lives Forever
An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery; the artery distributes blood from the heart to all parts of the body. If left untreated, an aneurysm in a main artery like the aorta can rupture and bleed throughout the chest cavity and prove to be fatal. Aneurysms can also block arteries and cause a stroke. A stroke occurs when the brain receives an insufficient supply of oxygen carried in the blood through the arteries.
Thousands of people die from fatal aneurysms in Oregon and the U.S. every year. Risk factors for an aneurysm include the age of the patient and family history of heart disease. Patients who are victims of these kinds of medical mistakes have rights that must be protected.
In Eugene, Greater Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon, the Law Office of Robert A. Miller provides aggressive medical malpractice representation when aneurysms or blood clots go undetected by physicians.
We provide proven legal skills, utmost compassion for your situation and a recognized reputation for results that allow us to seek compensation for the injury you have suffered and protect your future. We know how doctors and hospitals are often unwilling to deal with patients regarding something that has gone wrong in a medical procedure.
Our in-depth investigation of how you were treated as a patient produces the answers we need — the facts that a hospital’s insurance company cannot deny.
Failure To Diagnose Can Create Long-Term Health Challenges
In addition to failing to detect aneurysms, pulmonary embolisms and blood clots, radiology errors and doctor mistakes can also result in:
- Failure to detect tumors and cancer
- Failure to detect broken bones
- Failure to detect ruptured, herniated or fractured disks
- Symptoms of stroke
- Heart attack
- Coronary heart disease
- Communication errors between a radiology department and treating physician
- Loss of images
- Delayed X-rays, causing unnecessary pain and additional injury
- Injuries caused by dangerous drugs used in the imaging process such as dyes and sedatives
A diagnostic screening procedure can detect the possibility of an aneurysm or some other blockage. Often the need for diagnostic testing is overlooked because physical symptoms may be unnoticeable until the aneurysm has grown and impedes the heart’s operation.
If your doctor or heart specialist failed to detect conditions of a possible aneurysm or blood clot, and the misdiagnosis resulted in a stroke or heart attack, I can investigate the possibility of the presence of medical negligence.
Don’t Delay — Contact Us To Protect Your Rights Today
We understand your need for timely action and accurate answers if you or a loved one has suffered an injury or worsening of an illness caused by the negligence of a medical provider. We offer one-on-one personal attention beginning with your free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 541-359-4331 today. We respond promptly to your email message.