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Fail to Diagnose Heart Problem Lawyer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. As with most diseases, early detection increases a person’s chances for survival. Most health care practitioners are aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease. When a few practitioners ignore these symptoms or mistake them for something else, the results are tragic.

If you or a loved one has suffered from heart disease because of failure to diagnose a heart problem, our North Carolina attorneys can help. The Melvin Law Firm concentrates exclusively on medical malpractice cases. We have assisted many people in your circumstances, and we can help you too. Call the Melvin Law Firm to speak with a lawyer and find out how we can serve you.

Symptoms of Heart Disease

Doctor misdiagnosis is usually a sign of carelessness. Most people do not have a sudden heart attack. Usually, the pain and symptoms have been building for weeks, months, or years. Patients often go the emergency room with these problems and are ignored. Symptoms of heart disease include:

  • Chest pain
  • Numbness in one arm
  • Heart palpitations

Heart disease affects women, too. Sometimes, women with heart disorders do not have the same symptoms as men. Instead of the chest pain and numbness usually associated with heart disease, they will have pain in their lower abdomen, stomach, or back. If a health care practitioner isn’t paying attention, and doesn’t conduct an EKG or stress test, he or she could mistake that pain for something else.

If this describes you or a loved one, let us know. Our firm’s reputation and experience are well-known. We are willing to put that experience to work for you.

Contact the Melvin Law Firm to talk to a Raleigh heart attack misdiagnosis attorney.

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