Was Your Heart Attack Misdiagnosed?
Misdiagnosis of a heart attack can be fatal. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, Connecticut, our medical malpractice attorneys will help you and your family understand your legal options after being harmed by a doctor’s or hospital’s negligence.
You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your doctor or medical facility responsible for your care. You may be entitled to recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings and pain and suffering.
Common Reasons for Misdiagnosis
A heart attack can present sudden and intense symptoms. In other cases, patients may only experience mild discomfort. Heart attacks affect every patient in a different way, which can lead to a heart attack misdiagnosis.
A heart attack may be misdiagnosed as:
- Acid reflux
- Anxiety attack
Failure to diagnose a heart attack can cause long-term and fatal complications. Misdiagnosis can happen when doctors or emergency room staff fail to thoroughly review a patient’s medical history, perform a full physical examination, incorrectly read EKG or lab results, fail to consult cardiac specialists or view the patient as “healthy” and not at risk for a heart attack. This is common among younger patients and women.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights and Your Future
A timely and correct diagnosis can save a patient’s life. Our lawyers understand the serious nature of misdiagnosis claims. We will analyze your case to see if the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis could have been avoided by your doctor.
Misdiagnosis or a delayed heart attack diagnosis can result in patients requiring additional treatments, surgeries and cause premature death. All of these things could be avoided if the heart attack was properly diagnosed from the start.
Do You Have a Claim? Contact Us.
We will carefully review your case to protect your rights. We will guide you through the process of filing a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim in Connecticut. Our law firm offers free consultations to help you learn about your options before it’s too late. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online.