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Failure to Diagnose Heart Conditions

Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack or Stroke in Tennessee

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries or damages due to a failure to diagnose a heart condition? When this type of medical negligence or malpractice occurs, it is crucial that you take fast legal action to protect your rights and best interests. Kinnard Law’s Nashville medical malpractice lawyers bring 150 years of experience to the table and can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Kinnard Law features two of only nine attorneys in all of Tennessee who are certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and Board-Certified in the area of Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Call us today at (615) 933-2893 to schedule a consultation.

Issues in Failure to Diagnose Cases

Most doctors and medical professionals have the training necessary to easily identify the symptoms of a heart attack and diagnose a patient suffering from one. In most situations, all that is required to confirm a heart attack is occurring is an EKG. However, there are cases where the symptoms can appear to be very atypical.

Some of the following symptoms can occur with a heart attack:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Radiating pain
  • Sweating
  • Breathlessness

Similarly, stroke victims may have unexpected symptoms, ranging from emotional upset to disorientation. That makes it crucial for a doctor to be well-informed on all the possible symptoms and the past health of a patient when at all possible. Since stroke, heart attack, and other heart conditions are often life threatening, a failure to diagnose can lead to deadly results.

Negligent failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke can be cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If a loved one died because of unreasonable emergency room wait times or because a treating physician was too busy or inexperienced to recognize their symptoms, our experienced attorneys and team of independent medical experts are here to help.

Missed Heart Attack or Stroke Diagnosis?

Another area in which failure to diagnose a serious medical problem can have devastating consequences is when a physician or radiologist ignores symptoms or misreads test results that indicate a patient may have a vessel abnormality or cerebrovascular problem such as an aortic dissection, aneurysm of a vein or artery in the brain, or a serious blockage that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Many cardiovascular abnormalities or diseases can be treated with a combination of drugs and surgery, with patients going on to live full and productive lives. When a medical professional fails to recognize the symptoms and render appropriate treatment, however, the chances of survival can be slim.

Get Legal Help Today—Call (615) 933-2893

If you need the help of a knowledgeable and dedicated medical malpractice attorney in Nashville, contact our offices today to schedule a detailed discussion of your case. At Kinnard Law, you will find straight talk and real answers in an atmosphere of compassion.

Start with a free consultation by calling (615) 933-2893.

Verdicts & Settlements

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  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
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  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Medical Malpractice 54 Year Old Woman $2.6 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Woman Loses an Organ $2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 47 Year Old High School Principal $2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Middle Tennessee State University Girl's Basketball Coach $2 Million

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Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

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