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Syracuse Hospital Obtains Chest Pain Accreditation

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York, recently obtained certification as the only accredited chest pain center in Central New York. The certification was issued by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

As an accredited chest pain center, St. Joseph’s Hospital promises immediate treatment for patients who come to the hospital complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. The new protocol for immediate treatment may decrease medical malpractice claims for delays in treatment that lead to heart damage. Early treatment is critical during a heart attack.

According to Richard Caputo, M.D., a Syracuse-area cardiologist, “[t]he average patient arrives in the Emergency Department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they don’t know is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome.”

In addition to its recent accreditation as a chest pain center, St. Joseph’s Hospital is the only Syracuse-area hospital that is designated by the American Heart Association as a Missing Lifeline STEMI hospital, for the treatment of heart attacks.

The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice cases involving chest pain and heart attacks. If you or a loved one recently suffered a preventable heart attack, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.

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