Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

Connecticut Heart Attack Lawyers - Kocian Law Group

Despite the fact that heart attacks kill more people than many other ailments, they are frequently misdiagnosed. This is because the signs of a heart attack can vary from patient to patient. If a heart attack is not timely diagnosed, however, any patient can suffer serious health consequences or even death.

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when a blockage stops oxygenated blood from flowing to part of the heart.

Some of the more common symptoms of a heart attack are:

  • chest discomfort - feelings of pressure or "fullness"
  • chest pain
  • cold sweats
  • light-headedness
  • nausea
  • short breath or difficulty breathing
  • upper body pain

With heart attacks, the faster you get help, the more likely you are to survive. This is why the misdiagnosis of a heart attack can be devastating. Simple tests to diagnose a heart attack can be performed in a hospital emergency room, including the troponin test, which can reveal a heart attack as well as other heart disorders. Performing all necessary testing can be a key factor in the treatment of persons who may have suffered a heart attack.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or death due to a medical professional's failure to diagnose a heart attack promptly, please don't hesitate to contact the Kocian Law Group. We can help you determine exactly what happened and hold any negligent parties accountable for their acts.