For many people, a heart attack serves as a wake-up call. It’s not unusual for heart attack survivors to make lifestyle changes that enable them to live long and healthy lives. Unfortunately, some people do not receive a second chance because their heart attack was not diagnosed in time.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our attorneys have pursued compensation for medical malpractice victims since 1981. If your loved one died or suffered debilitating health effects because his or her heart attack was misdiagnosed, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Failure To Diagnose Heart Attack
Misdiagnosis of heart attack is extremely dangerous and can make the difference between life and death. For this reason, it’s important for doctors and medical facilities to do everything they can do to diagnose and treat a heart attack quickly.
Many heart attacks do not begin with dramatic symptoms and some people do not experience any symptoms. However, some common signs of heart attack include:
- Chest pain
- Pain that starts in your chest and extends to your extremities
- Pain in your upper abdomen
- Shortness of breath
- Clammy skin
Diagnosis of a heart attack typically happens in an emergency setting using an ECG test and blood tests. If doctors had an opportunity to diagnose your loved one’s heart attack but failed to do so, you may have a strong case of medical malpractice against the medical providers.
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