Holding Doctors Accountable For Serious Errors

Many individuals who believe they are having a heart attack seek immediate medical attention in an emergency room. Unfortunately, today's emergency rooms are packed with patients and are chaotic scenes.

We at the law office of John J. Hopkins & Associates have nearly 40 years of experience representing clients who have been injured due to a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a heart attack or a number of other disorders. We strive to help clients across Illinois understand their rights to filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice.

Give us a call today to discuss your particular circumstances. From our office in Alton, we serve clients in the Metro East area and across southern Illinois.

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack

Heart attack victims may not get the medical attention that they require — due to the stress placed on our medical resources — resulting in serious injury or death. Emergency room errors and hospital negligence can lead to a patient being treated for something other than a heart attack, while parts of the patient's heart muscle are dying. It is important that you seek legal representation if you or a loved one has suffered due to negligence or the failure to properly diagnose a heart attack. This is a situation that should not be tolerated.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Though receiving a cancer diagnosis in today's world is no longer a sentence of death, failing to properly and timely diagnose cancer can lead to the death of the patient when the correct diagnosis could have saved the person's life. Our firm is committed to helping clients understand their rights when they have received the wrong diagnosis of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer or other type of cancer. This can include the diagnosis of the wrong type of cancer, the diagnosis of cancer when the condition is actually not cancer and the failure to diagnose cancer.

Misdiagnosis of a Stroke

A possible stroke requires immediate attention from medical staff in order to see that the situation is properly addressed and treated. The wrong diagnosis in a situation where a patient is suffering from a stroke can lead to permanent injury, such as brain damage from lack of oxygen, along with the possible wrongful death of the patient.

Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney

Contact us at the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates today. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at 618-307-4053 or toll free at 888-779-6064. All cases are taken on a contingency basis. A lawyer at our office can review your medical malpractice case to determine the potential for a settlement or positive outcome.