Failure to Diagnose Heart Conditions
Tennessee Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack or Stroke
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries or damages due to a failure to
diagnose a heart condition? When this type of medical negligence or malpractice
occurs, it is crucial that you take fast legal action to protect your
rights and best interests. Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge’s Nashville
medical malpractice lawyers bring 100 years of experience to the table
and can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge features
two of only nine attorneys in all of Tennessee who are certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and Board-Certified in
the area of Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional
Call us today at (615) 933-2893 to schedule a consultation.
Issues in Failure to Diagnose Cases
Most doctors and medical professionals have the training necessary to easily
identify the symptoms of a heart attack and diagnose a patient suffering
from one. In most situations, all that is required to confirm a heart
attack is occurring is an EKG. However, there are cases where the symptoms
can appear to be very atypical.
Some of the following symptoms can occur with a heart attack:
- Radiating pain
Similarly, stroke victims may have unexpected symptoms, ranging from emotional
upset to disorientation. That makes it crucial for a doctor to be well-informed
on all the possible symptoms and the past health of a patient when at
all possible. Since stroke, heart attack, and other heart conditions are
often life threatening, a failure to diagnose can lead to deadly results.
Negligent failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke can be cause for a
medical malpractice lawsuit. If a loved one died because of unreasonable emergency room wait
times or because a treating physician was too busy or inexperienced to
recognize their symptoms, our experienced attorneys and team of independent
medical experts are here to help.
Missed Heart Attack or Stroke Diagnosis?
Another area in which failure to diagnose a serious medical problem can
have devastating consequences is when a physician or radiologist ignores
symptoms or misreads test results that indicate a patient may have a vessel
abnormality or cerebrovascular problem such as an aortic dissection, aneurysm
of a vein or artery in the brain, or a serious blockage that can lead
to a heart attack or stroke.
Many cardiovascular abnormalities or diseases can be treated with a combination
of drugs and surgery, with patients going on to live full and productive
lives. When a medical professional fails to recognize the symptoms and
render appropriate treatment, however, the chances of survival can be slim.
Get Legal Help Today—Call (615) 933-2893
If you need the help of a knowledgeable and dedicated
medical malpractice attorney in Nashville, contact our offices today to schedule a detailed discussion
of your case. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, you will find straight
talk and real answers in an atmosphere of compassion.
Start with a free consultation. Call (615) 933-2893 to set yours up!