Misdiagnosis or Delay in Diagnosis for Heart Attack/Coronary Artery Disease
When you go to the hospital or to a doctor, you have the right to expect that you will receive appropriate treatment. All too often, doctors disregard chest pains, arm pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms of a heart attack. Instead of receiving appropriate treatment, patients are sent home. When medical professionals fail to diagnose your heart attack, and you are injured as a result, you have the right to take legal action against those responsible.
Many heart attacks are initially misdiagnosed
Many heart attacks are initially misdiagnosed as heartburn, acid reflux, panic attack, stress or other relatively minor conditions. Further, women and younger people are at greater risk for heart attack misdiagnosis, since these groups do not fit the description of a typical heart attack victim. We will work to recover damages for the present and future medical costs you are forced to incur due to malpractice, as well as your damages for lost income, and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers will prepare every case with the intention of taking it to trial. This is especially important in medical malpractice cases, since hospitals, doctors and their insurers will contest every part of a medical malpractice claim.