Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack
Can I File a Lawsuit After a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis?
Misdiagnosis of early-stage heart disease, heart palpitations, heart murmur or other cardiac irregularity can lead to a serious or deadly heart attack. Sadly, the heart attack could easily have been prevented by a doctor who took the time and care to properly examine the patient and order the appropriate tests.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at the law office of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, can help. We represent individuals and families left devastated by negligent physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and resources to hold responsible parties accountable and recover the compensation our clients deserve.
Contact our Philadelphia law office for an appointment with an experienced medical malpractice advocate. Call 215-789-9346 for a free consultation.
Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
While chest pressure and pain along the left arm are common signs of an impending heart attack, medical specialists and emergency room staff do not always take other symptoms seriously. It is common for people having a heart attack to believe they simply have a bad case of heartburn. Sometimes, that is also the extent of the medical workup and diagnosis they receive.
The Consequences of Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack
An undiagnosed heart issue can cause significant problems. When properly diagnosed, many heart problems are treatable by angioplasty, medication and lifestyle changes. When not diagnosed, heart problems generally worsen over time.
Misdiagnosis of heart attack can lead to long-term damage to the heart muscle, future complications and wrongful death. When a physician dismisses symptoms of a myocardial infarction (heart attack), fails to order the proper cardiac tests, or misreads or ignores test results, the patient can be released without proper treatment.
We assist clients in holding medical professionals accountable for not providing the proper and consistent care needed to prevent the serious, and sometimes fatal, consequences of heart attacks, strokes and other conditions.
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Do you believe you may have been harmed because a physician negligently misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a serious heart condition or other illness? A knowledgeable and skilled medical malpractice attorney at MyPhillyLawyer is ready to help. Contact our offices in Pennsylvania to schedule your free initial consultation today.