Failure To Diagnose Heart Attacks
For conditions that progress slowly, a missed diagnosis may not cause the same lasting consequences as those that come on suddenly and leave immediate damage. When doctors and other medical professionals miss the signs of a heart attack, the consequences can be fatal.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, a Lexington, Kentucky, medical malpractice law firm, we are zealous advocates for those individuals who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one as a result of a failure to diagnose a heart attack.
Failure To Identify The Symptoms Of A Heart Attack
There are a number of symptoms which should not be disregarded by medical professionals without conducting the necessary tests to effectively rule out a heart attack. The most common heart attack symptoms include:
- Pressure in the center of the chest
- Pain extending from your chest through your shoulder, arm, back and even jaw
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Impending sense of doom
Our diligent lawyers work closely with clients to learn about their situation, the symptoms that were presented to medical professionals and the care that they received as a result. Then, we conduct thorough investigations into the tests that were preformed and the accuracy of interpretation of those results. We regularly work with respected medical professionals to build effective cases that highlight the negligence that caused doctors and caregivers not to diagnose and treat heart attack symptoms effectively.