Delays in Critical Care After Heart Attack Are a Matter of Life or Death

If you have purchased a disability plan through a private insurer or have coverage through an employer, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you suffered from a heart attack.

Researchers at Duke University reported that when heart attack victims are taken to hospitals that aren’t equipped to perform life saving procedures, the victim should be transferred to another hospital within 30 minutes. Yet, a new study found that only one in ten patients is transferred in time.

The researchers found that the patients whose transfers were delayed were more likely to die- in fact 6% of those who waited more than 30 minutes to be transferred past away compared with the 2.7% of those who were transferred in less than 30 minutes.  Journal of American Medical Association June 22, 2011

Consulting with a long term disability heart attack attorney should be your next step if your doctor has told you that you are unable to work.

Unfortunately, the long term disability carriers don’t make it easy for a heart attack victim to get disability benefits. If your long term disability claim has been delayed or denied, Nancy Cavey can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your long term disability heart attack benefits no matter where you live in the United States. Contact her today at 727-894-3188.

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