Negligent Care Can Mean A Missed Diagnosis
In emergency rooms and in doctors’ offices, physicians will sometimes overlook clinical symptoms and risk factors. The result can be a failure to diagnose a heart attack.
At The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, you will be able to talk with medical malpractice lawyers who have extensive experience investigating and litigating cases against doctors and hospitals that are negligent in providing medical care. An Albuquerque failure to diagnose heart attack attorney can help answer your questions about what happened.
Heart Attacks Can Be Preventable With Attentive Care
The attending doctor may not pay attention to the symptoms — shortness of breath, chest pain, diaphoresis (heavy sweating), nausea and vomiting. Or the doctor or another ER personnel may not order the necessary tests such as an EKG (electrocardiogram) or stress test or a cardiac enzyme test.
Risk factors are important, too, in assessing a patient who may have had a heart attack. If the patient is overweight, has high blood pressure, has high cholesterol or has diabetes, or if the patient smokes or has a family history of heart attacks, the attending doctor should factor that into a decision.
When appropriate tests are not ordered, if the patient is sent home and later dies of a heart attack, the doctors and hospital involved should be held accountable for a failure to diagnose a heart attack.
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If a loved one died because of a failure to diagnose a heart attack, or if you have suffered a weakened heart because of a failure to properly diagnose and treat a heart attack, talk to a medical malpractice lawyer. Contact The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski online today to learn more about how we can help you.