Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack and Stroke

Washington Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Headaches and tightness in your chest can be the result of daily stress; or it could indicate a serious heart condition. Sudden confusion and dizziness could be caused by high blood pressure; or it could mean you just suffered a stroke. When warning signs tell you or a loved one to seek medical care, you deserve attentive and comprehensive medical treatment. It is the job of your Washington doctor to properly evaluate your symptoms, review your medical history, and order the appropriate tests to determine if you at risk for heart attack or have suffered a stroke.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkWhen a doctor or other health care provider overlooks the symptoms of these potentially-fatal conditions, your heath is put in greater jeopardy. Medication that is administered promptly can significantly reduce damage to your heart if you are suffering a heart attack, and decrease the chance of permanent brain damage following a stroke. But if your doctor fails to diagnose these conditions, you could suffer a serious, even fatal injury.

If you live in Washington and your health suffered because of a failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke, talk to Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. An attorney with experience in failure to diagnose lawsuits will evaluate your case and, if it appears credible, he will attempt to find you a Washington medical malpractice attorney in your area, for no additional fee.

Hurried Doctors and Incorrect Diagnoses

The failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke often occurs in hospital emergency rooms or trauma centers, where doctors tend to be overloaded and in a hurry. Although they are trained to make a quick diagnosis, in doing this, they can make the incorrect diagnosis and miss the critical time period to act effectively. Sadly, this negligence can cost heart attack or stroke victims their lives.

Thanks to modern medicine, those who suffer a heart attack or stroke can now benefit from medications and treatments that were not available in the past. For example, the clot-busting medication, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), can help reduce permanent disability if administered within three hours of a stroke. Taking aspirin during a heart attack can help can significantly reduce damage to the heart and may save your life.

Injuries resulting from a heart attack or stroke can cause abrupt financial and emotional hardships for victims and their families. While it may be hard to consider a medical malpractice lawsuit as you are working on recovery, there are time limits on filing a personal injury claim so it is important to act soon.

If you live in Washington and your health has suffered because of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If your claim appears valid, we will work to find you a Washington medical malpractice attorney to help you win the money you deserve.