Cardiac problems, like heart attacks, pose an urgent danger to patients and must be diagnosed and treated quickly. When they aren’t, patients can suffer serious medical setbacks and wrongful death. Often, a patient may visit an emergency room with chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. Instead of being tested for heart-related conditions, caregivers will wrongly identify indigestion, acid reflux, or another relatively innocuous problem as their cause.
If you or your loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a heart condition, The Becker Law Firm can help. Our Ohio medical negligence attorneys are committed to fighting for full justice on behalf of injured victims and their families.
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How Heart Diseases Is Misdiagnosed
Misdiagnosis of heart disease is more common when patients don’t fit the typical profile of heart disease victims. If a patient is young and fit, for instance, doctors may overlook heart disease, leaving the patient’s true problem untreated, wasting precious time, and greatly increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death.
However, doctors and medical professionals are trained to be able to recognize the signs of heart disease so that they can act quickly in the event of an emergency. Any failure to uphold the standard duty of care in such instances may be considered medical malpractice or negligence.
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The Becker Law Firm works with experts in cardiology and other related fields to prepare cases for the families of loved ones whose heart disease was misdiagnosed. We have handled numerous injury and wrongful death cases related to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose and/or treat heart disease; find out how we can help you with your case.
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