Failure to Diagnose Heart Conditions

Failure to Diagnose Heart Conditions

Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack or Stroke in Tennessee

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 Law’s Nashville medical malpractice lawyers bring 150 years of experience to the table and can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Kinnard Law 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 Liability Attorneys.

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:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Radiating pain
  • Sweating
  • Breathlessness

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 Law, you will find straight talk and real answers in an atmosphere of compassion.

Start with a free consultation by calling (615) 933-2893.

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