Northeast Ohio Myocardial Infarction Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Based upon new medical advances heart attacks (or myocardial infarctions) are more treatable than ever; however, time is of the essence when someone is showing signs that they are having, or about to have, a myocardial infarction. Even a minimal delay in the diagnosis of a heart attack can lead to permanent injury or death.
Numerous medical providers misdiagnose heart attacks each day and fail to recognize the signs of a heart attack, which can lead to a patient's death.
Typical signs of a heart attack include:
- Chest pain
- Discomfort in one or both arms, stomach, back and/or neck
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness or fainting
- Cold sweats
If you are experiencing any of these types of symptoms it is important to seek medical assistance immediately. The quicker that a heart attack is diagnosed and treated the better chance the patient has to make a full recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack and you suspect that a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis occurred, please contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys for a free, confidential and thorough investigation. We will obtain and review all relevant medical records, and proceed in the best manner possible.