Each year, heart attack misdiagnosis leads to thousands of deaths, unnecessary injuries, and additional pain and suffering. Heart attack victims might have a medical malpractice claim if their condition worsened due to a misdiagnosis. You may also have a cause of action if your loved one died due to a heart attack misdiagnosis, and you should never wait to speak with a Chicago medical malpractice attorney.
A common reason that heart attacks are misdiagnosed is due to the fact that heart attack symptoms are similar to many other illnesses’ symptoms. Heart attacks are commonly misdiagnosed as:
The similarity of symptoms isn’t the only reason for misdiagnosis. A heart attack misdiagnosis can occur because of many factors:
Whenever your physician fails to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, perform appropriate tests, or act correctly, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Reach out to a Chicago medical malpractice attorney to learn about your options and get a free case review.
When a heart attack victim does not receive proper treatment, they may suffer additional injuries, permanent damage, or may die as a result.
The consequences of a misdiagnosis may include:
In addition, individuals who suffer from heart attack misdiagnosis may find that their heart muscles are significantly weakened to the point where the muscles are unable to pump blood effectively. This means they may be unable to return to work or engage in physical activity in the way they used to. There is also a risk of further complications in the future.
If your physician fails to accurately diagnose your heart attack and you suffered severe injuries as a result you may be eligible to recover damages, including:
If your loved one died as a result of a misdiagnosis, you may be able to recover damages for:
If you believe that you or a loved one may have experienced a heart attack misdiagnosis, please contact our experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorneys for a free case review. We are committed to using our experience to help you or your loved one obtain fair compensation for your medical malpractice claim.