Connecticut Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Attorney
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
- 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. Our CT medical malpractice attorneys can help you determine exactly what happened and hold any negligent parties accountable for their acts.