Here at the Charles Boyk Law Offices, our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers will file Toledo heart attack claims against both doctors and hospitals if they have failed to diagnose a heart attack properly. One type of a medical malpractice claim that is seen frequently is when a patient is presented at a doctor’s office or hospital with the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. A patient who comes with the symptoms of a heart attack should be thoroughly and carefully evaluated and tested before they are discharged to return home.
Many times the doctor or hospital will actually fail to diagnose a heart attack immediately preceding it, one of the problems being that other less serious conditions, like indigestion, have symptoms that can mimic the signs of a heart attack. It is crucial that all doctors are careful in following proper protocol for patients based on their history, complaints, and symptoms to diagnose whether they are having a heart attack or if they are at risk in the future.
Vital for the doctor is making sure the proper workup of the patient is ordered. They should order all the testing that is necessary or if they are unable to do it themselves, they should refer them to a specialist who can administer the tests. These thorough evaluations of the patient include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Lab testing
- Cardiac enzymes
- Other tests, like a chest x-ray, may lead to the diagnosis of another condition like a pulmonary embolism
Failing to diagnose and properly treat a heart attack can lead to death or the person can be left with significant health problems and permanent disability. If a patient dies because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack, the family can file an Ohio wrongful death lawsuit.
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Heart attacks are very serious situations, and oftentimes the patient’s condition depends on the treatment given to them by medical personnel. If you were not diagnosed properly after a heart attack and suffered unfortunate side effects as a result, you might get compensation. A Toledo heart attack medical malpractice lawyer can advocate in court on your behalf.
Receiving the proper treatment as soon as possible is essential to lessen the damage caused. Once symptoms begin, treatment should occur within two hours. The longer the time before proper treatment is given, the more damage that may be caused.
If medical personnel do not diagnose a heart attack properly, the patient is put in serious risk. The medical community must follow a defined protocol for heart attack diagnosis, and ask for a patient’s history and full list of symptoms to help make decisions to give the correct form of treatment.
If you would like to determine whether or not you have the legal basis to file an Ohio heart attack medical malpractice case, call our office as soon as you are able to discuss your potential Toledo heart attack claims. In medical malpractice, there are strict deadlines that you cannot miss. Call our Toledo heart attack injury lawyers so we can start working on your case immediately.