A heart attack misdiagnosis can mean that the patient will not be given the immediate care that a heart attack requires. In too many ERs or on the phone with a patient, a doctor will dismiss the symptoms as digestion problems or anxiety or some other minor ailment. The consequences can mean permanent damage to the heart or a wrongful death.
We trust our doctors—too much in many cases. When a heart attack misdiagnosis causes death or serious injury, talk to a medical malpractice attorney at the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C. in Phoenix.
When symptoms are ignored or misdiagnosed, the patient may die.
Heart attacks are serious, and any symptoms that could mean a heart attack should be carefully examined by medical professionals. Common symptoms include:
- Chest pain and pressure that feels like a squeezing sensation, burning, or crushing pain
- Shortness of breath
- Fainting or lightheadedness
- Arm, shoulder, or back pain
When these symptoms are reported, your doctor or an emergency room team should immediately administer necessary tests and treatments to avoid catastrophic injury or death. Tests include:
- Cardiac enzyme tests
- Coronary artery disease tests
- Stress tests
Heart attack misdiagnosis is medical malpractice.
At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., our trial lawyers have more than 25 years of experience handling complex medical negligence cases. We have represented numerous patients who were the victim of a heart attack misdiagnosis. If you or a loved one has been the victim of heart attack misdiagnosis, please contact our law firm for a free consultation. We represent people in Arizona and throughout the country.