February is Heart Health Month, and organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are teaming up to kick off nationwide campaigns which encourage Americans to get their heart health checked – especially if they have risk factors for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number-one killer of both men and women in the United States. One in four women will die of heart disease or a medical event caused by heart disease, such as a heart attack. Heart disease takes more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. There is no cure for heart disease, but early diagnosis, changes in lifestyle, and surgery or simple medications can go a long way toward protecting you from a significant cardiac event.
Most doctors take heart health issues of all kinds seriously, and will work with a patient to properly diagnose heart disease, and make every effort to preserve or improve heart health.
Failure to diagnose or properly treat heart disease can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness as the result of medical negligence, the experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Blume Forte may be able to assist you in investigating and pursuing your potential claim. Contact the lawyers at Blume Forte to learn whether your claim may have merit at (973) 635-5400.