There's a Right Way to Diagnose and Treat a Heart Attack
The signs of an impending heart attack vary. Chest pain is a symptom, but it is rarely the only one. Doctors and hospital staff are responsible for monitoring and recognizing the symptoms of cardiac arrest. Statistics show that women, more oftentimes than men, are misdiagnosed when it comes to cardiac issues.
Misdiagnosis can range from a complete failure to diagnose (totally missing a disease) to wrong diagnosis (for example, diagnosing anxiety instead of a heart attack) to a partial misdiagnosis (for example, diagnosing the wrong subtype of heart disease or the wrong cause of the disease or its complications). A related medical error is delayed diagnosis, which is when a doctor does not recognize a disease until long after it should have been identified. Serious medical problems and even death can result from any of these medical errors. When problems like these occur, attending emergency technicians and doctors may be held liable for malpractice.
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Winckler & Harvey, L.L.P. has become recognized as one of the prominent personal injury and wrongful death litigation firms representing victims of medical malpractice throughout Texas. Our attorneys are recognized by peers and legal professionals for our integrity, compassion and honest approach to aggressively helping clients and families fight to recover damages after suffering a heart problem due to medical negligence.
From wherever you are in Texas, call our offices in Austin toll free at 888-640-1800 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation about your medical malpractice claim. We will begin investigating your medical records immediately and give you an honest evaluation of whether you have a claim for compensation.
We represent clients who have experienced injury because of heart attack misdiagnosis or failure to treat cardiac arrest immediately. Some common reasons include:
- Failure to monitor blood pressure
- Failure to test for heart disorders
- Improper medications
- Defective stint or medical device
- Misdiagnosing and failing to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Anesthesia errors
"A heart attack misdiagnosis is a sudden and terrible tragedy to the victim and his or her entire family. You will find our staff compassionate and responsive to your needs, as we work with you until your case is fully resolved." - Attorney Jay Harvey
Medical malpractice lawsuits relating to heart attack misdiagnosis can be brought against the hospital, physician or other health care provider. We investigate thoroughly to determine which health care provider is to be held liable for your injuries or loved one's wrongful death.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. If we do not help you recover money damages for your claim, you will not pay us any attorney fees.