Failure to diagnose a heart attack or serious vascular problem can have catastrophic effects. This failure can happen in any one of a number of venues, including an emergency room, a general practitioner's office or a specialist's examination room. The medical professional may fail to recognize the classic symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain, left arm and shoulder pain and shortness of breath. Or the malpractice may involve failure to order further medical tests or failure to treat an aortic aneurysm or symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD).
At my Fishkill law practice, The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, I represent patients who have suffered harm through medical malpractice and the families of wrongful death victims. I am a highly experienced trial attorney, with the medical and financial resources needed to pursue these often complex cases. When you retain my firm, I will organize and direct a comprehensive legal effort designed to obtain full compensation for you.
When a Misdiagnosis Occurs
Many people with heart or cardiovascular problems feel fine until the moment a heart attack or stroke strikes. When they see a doctor or go to the emergency room and the problem is overlooked or misdiagnosed as anxiety, muscle aches or even indigestion, precious time is lost, time that could be used to pinpoint the exact nature of the problem and commence a surgical procedure or a treatment regimen.
What Is Malpractice?
It is important to note that a heart attack in itself is not evidence of medical negligence or misdiagnosis. That can only be determined after a careful study of all facts in the case. In a free consultation, I can review your situation and explain your legal options. If I believe that negligence or malpractice occurred, I will represent you with skill and passion.
If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack that was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by your doctor, please call 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Fishkill attorney Ira Maurer.