Here at the Charles Boyk Law Offices, our Wood County medical malpractice lawyers will file cases 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 a Wood County wrongful death lawsuit.
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Heart Attack Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you would like to determine whether or not you have the legal basis to file a Wood County, Ohio heart attack medical malpractice case, contact our office as soon as you are able to discuss your potential case. In medical malpractice there are strict deadlines that you cannot miss. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers so we can start working on your case immediately.