As the leading cause of death in the nation, strokes and heart attacks are sometimes, but not always, preventable. Because cardiovascular disease affects much of the population, physicians and health care providers have an obligation to watch for and monitor signs suggesting increased risk of heart attack and stroke; signs and symptoms including high blood pressure, tobacco use, obesity, high cholesterol, advanced age, and diabetes.
Kaiser Permanente Heart Attack And Stroke Lawyers
If you are a Kaiser Permanente HMO member and have suffered a preventable injury from stroke or heart attack while under the care of a Kaiser Permanente HMO physician or health care provider, you need to seek the advice of an attorney. The lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, in San Francisco, California, have represented Kaiser Permanente HMO members since 1978. All Kaiser Permanente lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis. You pay no legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation for your injury.
While physicians do not bear all of the responsibility for the health of their patients, physicians do occasionally make errors in treatment that result in avoidable negative outcomes. In particular, if a patient enters care with symptoms of a stroke or heart attack, the doctor has a responsibility to fully consider and investigate the complaint. When symptoms are minimized or mistaken for another cause, or when health care providers fail to consider all possibilities or make an error in treatment, negligence may have occurred.
Discuss Your Right To File A Claim
If you are a Kaiser Permanente HMO member, you may not know that your rights to file medical claims against Kaiser Permanente are limited. Since 1978, Kaiser Permanente HMO has included a provision in its group policies mandating use of a private arbitration procedure for all medical claims against Kaiser Permanente resulting from negligence, carelessness or malpractice. These proceedings are complex and usually require a lawyer.
Talk To Our Kaiser Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have suffered what you believe to be a preventable injury from stroke or heart attack contact us online or call (415) 981-7210 now to set up a free initial consultation. All Kaiser Permanente lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis. You pay no legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation for your injury.
EXAMPLES OF OUR SUCCESS
Failure To Diagnose Heart Attack – Structured Settlement
Our Kaiser cardiac medicine team obtained a pre-arbitration settlement in a 7-figure amount on behalf of the surviving spouse and adult son of a 49-year-old San Mateo County husband and father who suffered a fatal heart attack after his Kaiser physicians delayed in carrying out appropriate diagnostic studies and definitive treatment for symptoms suggesting an impending heart attack.
To learn more about our representation of heart attack victims and Kaiser Permanente, please see our Kaiser heart attack and stroke information and cases page.