Failure To Diagnose Heart Attack
A Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Is Surprisingly Common
Many doctors fail to distinguish between the signs of a heart attack in males and females. The possibility for misdiagnosis in women is greater due to the variety of symptoms. Men primarily feel tightness in their chest and experience more typical signs of heart trouble. Women can experience fatigue, stomach pain, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, and pain in the arms, back, neck and jaw.
The earlier you are examined, the less likely you are to have a fatal heart attack. However, that examination must be done properly. When your doctor misdiagnoses your heart attack, he or she limits your options for treatment and puts your life at risk.
If you have suffered heart trouble or a heart attack that was misdiagnosed, Josh Gillette and Janet Izzo will spend time with you at your free initial consultation. She will encourage you to be your own advocate and empower you to document all findings as you continue medical treatment following your doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack.
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For more information about your legal options after a heart attack misdiagnosis or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Syracuse, New York, lawyer, fill out our online intake form, or call Gillette & Izzo Law Office at 315-421-1000.
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