Stroke / Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Law Firm
MEDICAL ERROR WHEN DIAGNOSING A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK
While not every stroke or heart problem can be prevented, physicians or emergency room personnel can often overlook symptoms of heart disease or stroke and, as a result, the patient can suffer unnecessary injury or death. Preventable medical errors and mistakes occur when the symptoms are minimized, misinterpreted or mistaken for another cause.
If a doctor fails to diagnose a heart attack, such as incorrectly blaming the warning signs as digestion, or anxiety problems, this can lead to permanent heart damage or the patient could even die. If a patient is complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain with a burning sensation, nausea, lightheadedness, sweating or fainting, the medical provider should run tests to make sure these are not signs of a heart attack.
When a doctor fails to diagnose the symptoms of a stroke, the patient can suffer a serious and permanent brain injury or die. If the onset of a stroke is diagnosed early and treated in a timely manner blood flow can be restored to the patient’s brain, helping to prevent or limit the damage.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury due to a delay in the diagnosis/treatment of a heart attack or stroke Latona Law Firm can evaluate your case and get answers. Act Now by completing the Have a Case Form or call us directly at 570-825-9000 or toll free at 1-877-Latona2. Every Have a Case Form or call is evaluated by one of our experienced attorneys.