Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys file lawsuits against hospitals and doctors for the failure to properly diagnose a heart attack. Patients who present to a doctor’s office or hospital presenting with signs and symptoms of a heart attack are a frequent type of malpractice claim. It is medical negligence to misdiagnose a patient with signs and symptoms of a heart attack without being properly evaluated.
Hospital and physicians often misdiagnose a heart attack or conditions immediately preceding a heart attack. Other conditions, like a muscle strain or even indigestion, can mimic the signs of a heart attack so it is essential that physicians take all necessary steps based upon the patient history, symptoms, and complaints to determine whether the patient is having a heart attack or at risk for a heart attack in the near future.
A proper medical workup of a patient suspected of having a heart attack can 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
- Referral to cardiologist or other medical specialist to avoid a misdiagnosis
A misdiagnosed heart attack can lead to sudden death. If a person survives a heart attack, he or she may have significant health problems that cause permanent disability. In cases where a patient dies due to misdiagnosis of a heart attack, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
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To determine whether you or someone you know has the legal basis to file a heart attack medical malpractice lawsuit, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time deadlines for filing cases and if you miss that deadline your case will be barred forever. Fill out our contact form or call our medical malpractice attorneys at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case.