Help When a Doctor Fails to Diagnose a Heart Attack
Skilled medical malpractice attorneys Kentucky
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. According to the American Heart Association, it is the #2 killer in Kentucky. Failing to diagnose a heart condition or disease can have potentially fatal results – yet despite all of the awareness, people die from undiagnosed heart-related illness every day. At Crandall & Pera Law, we understand the devastating losses and pain that come from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed heart condition. Our attorneys in Kentucky have helped people when a doctor’s negligence resulted in a delayed treatment.
Why misdiagnosis occurs
Many of the symptoms of a heart attack are similar to those of other illnesses. Aside from having chest pain, a person in the midst of a heart attack may suffer with:
- Excessive sweating
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain of the abdomen, arms, back, neck or wrist
In some cases, patients experience no chest pain at all. This means that a person in the throes of a heart attack may present with symptoms more commonly associated with the flu. Add atypical symptoms to an already hectic and potentially under-staffed emergency room, and the chances of your heart attack being misdiagnosed increase dramatically.
Proving medical negligence
Because heart disease is so prevalent in Kentucky, a medical professional should always test for a heart condition or consider the possibility of a heart attack if a patient is exhibiting any symptoms that may be due to a heart condition. Crandall & Pera Law has developed cases against medical personnel and hospital administrators who failed to diagnose a heart condition, heart attack or a stroke because they did not take full patient histories, or they did not properly communicate with other members of the hospital staff.
Crandall & Pera Law includes both former medical malpractice defense lawyers as well as experienced registered nurses. If our investigation into a claim shows us that you were a victim of negligence, we will try to help you obtain the compensation you need in order to cover your medical expenses, your lost wages and earning potential. If an undiagnosed heart condition leads to a tragic death of a family membeer, our attorneys will try to help you recoup the expenses of a funeral as well.
A trusted friend to those whose loved ones were harmed because of a misdiagnosed heart condition
Crandall & Pera Law has helped clients throughout Kentucky who have suffered because of a negligent doctor. If you or your loved one had a heart attack or heart condition misdiagnosed, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form.