Proven Attorney For Cardiac Misdiagnosis

Doctors and other medical professionals are well aware that heart disease — leading to cardiac arrest or heart failure — is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women worldwide. Unfortunately, this does not mean risk for cardiac arrest is unfailingly identified in hospitals and other health care facilities.

If you have recently lost a loved one or suffered a near-fatal heart attack yourself, and you believe medical misdiagnosis was a factor, please contact us at the Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A. A veteran of over 200 medical malpractice trials and thousands of settlements, Scott Sonntag is a lawyer equipped to evaluate your case and take appropriate action for you and your family. He serves Baltimore, Columbia, Washington, D.C., and beyond

We Know the Causes of and the Standard of Care for Heart Problems

Common direct causes of cardiac arrest — the event most of us call a heart attack — include:

  • A myocardial infarction (MI) — often the result of a blood clot or mass of plaque interrupting and obstructing blood flow to the heart
  • Arrhythmia — which means the heart goes into an abnormal rhythm

Either an MI or an arrhythmia-related heart failure can be a consequence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Medical malpractice may be a factor if you or your family member sought medical attention, had symptoms of CAD, and were not diagnosed and given timely treatment. Many valid cases result from emergency room errors, when a doctor fails to diagnose a risk of impending cardiac arrest.

With over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice law, attorney Scott Sonntag has handled many cases arising from the failure to diagnose a heart problem and prevent cardiac arrest. We know that a sudden death often leaves a family shocked and shattered — with an array of questions and doubts about how they will ever move on with their lives. The tragedy of many cardiac-related deaths is that they occur suddenly, leaving family members grieving and without financial support.

Counsel for Families in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Throughout Maryland

We evaluate every case with our client and his or her family members' interests in view. Turn to Scott Sonntag for compassion, respect and the wisdom that comes from decades of experience. Our law firm is respected for keeping the "big picture" in view as we help people who have suffered a tragic setback or loss.