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Failing to diagnose a heart problem can be needlessly fatal

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2016 | Failure To Diagnose |

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States? For this reason, it’s important that you always keep a close watch on your heart health. This means regularly visiting the doctor and reporting any symptoms you experience.

Just the same as most diseases, early detection is a must. When heart disease is diagnosed early, your chance of survival is much greater. Unfortunately, there are times when a doctor ignores the symptoms of heart disease or makes the wrong diagnostic call. When this happens, the end result can be a more serious illness or even death.

Sometimes when a patient visits a doctor or emergency room complaining of heart problems, the treating physician fails to address the medical issue. Some of the symptoms of heart disease include:

— Heart palpitations

— Chest pain

— Numbness in one arm

It is a myth that heart disease only affects men. Women can also suffer from this, so it is important that they also seek care when necessary.

If a doctor or other medical professional neglects to run the right test, such as a stress test or EKG, heart disease or a related issue could be overlooked.

Does this sound familiar? Were you or a loved one the victim of medical malpractice? Our law firm can step in and provide you with all the information and advice you require.

Contact us via phone or online to setup a consultation. From there, we can work with you to find out what went wrong and try to make your situation better.