Watertown Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. In 2005, for example, nearly 450,000 Americans suffered fatal heart attacks.
Tragically, a significant number of those heart attacks would not have been fatal but for a doctor's misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose the condition timely.
If you have lost a member of your family because of a doctor's negligence or emergency room malpractice, put a law firm with decades of experience and an equally long track record of results on your side.
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Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Heart attack misdiagnosis isn't something that only occurs in the emergency room. For instance, many people who experience mild symptoms which could indicate a heart attack will go to their primary care clinic instead of an ER.
Many primary care clinics or physicians have very little time to spend with any one patient.
As a result, someone experiencing a heart attack may be evaluated quickly and be misdiagnosed with muscle spasms or minor digestive problems and be sent on their way without the proper diagnosis and subsequent help that could save their life.
Possible symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Chest pain
- A sensation of tightness or burning in the chest area
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in the shoulders, neck or arms
- Lightheaded-ness, nausea or fainting
- Cold, sweaty skin
In the ER and other health care settings, the failure to do appropriate tests (an EKG or blood test) or to read the results of those tests properly is responsible for many deaths.
Lawyers for Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Victims
Our medical malpractice attorneys understand how these mistakes occur and where to look for the evidence needed to prove negligence.
Together, we can achieve justice for you and your family who have suffered as a result of a medical negligence.
For a 100% FREE, no obligation consultation and case evaluation, contact D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, today by calling us toll free at (866) 848-7077.
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