Heart Attack Cases

Early detection of a heart attack or heart disease may save a person’s life. When malpractice occurs, there is a often a negligent delay in diagnosis or treatment. If a doctor fails to properly diagnose a heart attack, the consequences can be tragic, especially since a timely diagnosis may minimize damage to the heart.

If a patient reports to the doctor with chest pain, nausea, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, arm pain, blurred vision, or irregular heart beat, the doctor may commit malpractice if he negligently fails to consider the patient’s risk factors, fails to order or perform the appropriate diagnostic testing, or fails to thoroughly investigate the areas and degree of physical pain the patient is having. If a diagnosis of heart attack is made, certain drugs may need to be given and procedures started without delay to minimize heart damage. Failure to do so may constitute malpractice and may lead to loss of life or permanent heart damage. There are several important tests that a doctor may order or perform to reach a correct and hopefully early diagnosis of heart attack or heart disease:

Pain, nausea, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, arm pain, blurred vision, or irregular heart beat, the doctor may commit malpractice if he negligently fails to consider the patient’s risk factors, fails to order or perform the appropriate diagnostic testing, or fails to thoroughly investigate the areas and degree of physical pain the patient is having. If a diagnosis of heart attack is made, certain drugs may need to be given and procedures started without delay to minimize heart damage. Failure to do so may constitute malpractice and may lead to loss of life or permanent heart damage.