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Heart Attack Diagnosis Errors

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At the law firm of Wocl Leydon, LLC, our attorneys represent clients across the spectrum of medical malpractice claims, including cases where a doctor’s failure to identify the signs of heart attack resulted in death or disability to the patient. Our AV Preeminent* law firm is recognized throughout Connecticut for our ability to investigate, present and prove liability and damages in cases of heart attack misdiagnosis. Contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport to find out whether medical negligence played a role in a fatal or disabling heart attack in your family.

Acute myocardial infarction, the medical term for heart attack, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for about one out of every six fatalities.

The most common symptoms of heart attack are: chest pain accompanied by lightheadedness, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath, are often mistaken for other illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders or respiratory problems like bronchitis or pneumonia.

Did a Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Amount to Malpractice?

Because heart attacks are more common in older men, they are often under diagnosed in women and young people, especially those who are apparently healthy and physically fit. Misdiagnosis of heart attack is common in emergency medicine settings.

The effective investigation of heart attack from the medical malpractice attorney’s perspective depends on close collaboration with medical experts who can explain what a diagnosing physician should have done in light of the facts known and observed at the time.

Standards of care and a doctor’s compliance with those standards in a given case are generally matters of professional opinion, and only an expert with credentials similar to those of the defendant physician can express a useful opinion as to whether medical malpractice occurred. As a result, our attorneys work with outstanding medical experts to make sure that your family gets the answers it needs about the role of professional negligence in your case.

Greenwich Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack Attorneys

Our goal in every medical malpractice case is to help our client recover the greatest compensation available under the facts and the law for negligent errors in medical diagnosis and treatment. In one case, our lawyers recovered $3 million on behalf of the family of a 40-year-old woman whose heart attack symptoms were misdiagnosed. To learn more about our approach to client service in heart attack malpractice litigation, contact Wocl Leydon, LLC in Stamford or Bridgeport.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

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