According to the American College of Cardiology, one study found a full 6% of cases in the United States involved a missed diagnosis of a heart attack.
When Heart Attacks are Misdiagnosed, the Consequences are Disastrous
In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death, with a heart attack occurring every 40 seconds. Known in medical language as a myocardial infarction, about 12% of people who have heart attacks will die as a result. Having a prompt diagnosis and quickly receiving proper treatment are keys to surviving a heart attack—but unfortunately, not all heart attacks are properly diagnosed. In some cases, a physician may wrongly diagnose a heart attack as anxiety, GERD, or even lung issues—or they may fail to make a timely diagnosis—leading to disastrous consequences.
A Free Evaluation of Your Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Case
Are you or a loved one the victim of medical negligence? Did a mistaken or delayed heart attack diagnosis lead to further injury or death? The medical malpractice lawyers at VSCP LAW can help. Our experienced attorneys will meet with you during a no-cost consultation to discuss the details of your case. We’ve helped other clients in similar situations and we can help you, too. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.
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