February is National Heart Health Month

February is National Heart Health Month and U.S. Institutions from the American Heart Association (AHA) to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are encouraging people to get their heart health checked out and stay aware of the risks for heart disease and other conditions.

According to the NHLBI, a key step in preventing and treating heart conditions is establishing regular communication with your own doctor. The NHLBI website provides a list of questions to ask your doctor about concerning your risk for heart disease and what you can do to lower this risk, as well as symptoms to watch out for and to have a doctor check on if developed.

Regular checkups with your physician are important, and so is being sure to ask your doctor to explain things in terms you can understand. Unfortunately, when a doctor is too busy, not paying as much attention as he or she should, or simply isn’t paying proper attention to your health, serious consequences can result. The medical profession is not an easy one, and there are hundreds of amazing doctors out there; however, mistakes happen in the screening as well as the diagnosis processes.

There are many things you can do to help keep your own heart healthy. However, heart disease is often hard for a person who doesn’t have a medical degree to detect. When risk factors or symptoms of heart conditions go unrecognized by doctors, serious injury or illness can result. At Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney can help you determine if a doctor’s negligence caused or contributed to your condition and fight to hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call us today at 213-514-8332 for a free and confidential consultation. Our accident lawyers in San Diego are committed to protecting the rights of those harmed by another’s oversight.