A heart attack is a serious medical emergency that must be identified and treated quickly if the patient is to have the best possible chances of recovery. Heart attacks can also be prevented when doctors recognize the signs of heart disease and offer appropriate treatment.
At the law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum, our experienced Rhode Island heart attack misdiagnosis lawyers seek compensation for clients who have been harmed by medical malpractice. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at our offices in Providence.
Did Doctors Fail to Identify and Treat Your Heart Attack?
Emergency room doctors and other physicians are trained to recognize heart attack symptoms. When they follow their training by quickly diagnosing heart attack victims, the treatment they provide can significantly increase the prospects for their patients' recovery.
Any delay in diagnosing or misdiagnosis of a heart attack can have serious consequences for the patient, including heart failure, heart rupture and death.
If the patient is not treated at all, the heart attack could do much greater damage. If the patient is treated for some other condition rather than the heart attack, the correct treatment could be delayed, and the incorrect treatment could cause additional harm.
Could Your Heart Attack Have Been Prevented?
Cardiologists and other doctors are also trained to respond to the signs that someone has a heart condition by recommending the necessary tests, such as EKGs and stress tests, and following up on those tests with appropriate treatments such as medication and stents.
Providence Heart Failure Misdiagnosis Lawyer
When heart conditions are not treated properly, they can turn into heart attacks, doing serious damage. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosed heart condition or heart attack, contact us today. You will not pay any fees unless our attorneys win your case.