Failure to Diagnose Heart Conditions

Diagnosis Mistakes for Heart Attacks, Strokes, & Other Conditions

According to recent statistics, 1.5 million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. Of these, 11,000 are not properly diagnosed, resulting in delayed or ineffective treatment. Heart conditions are typically time-sensitive, so delayed diagnosis can result in life-altering effects—even death.

Doctors are trained to quickly identify the symptoms of a heart condition, but sometimes doctors can misidentify (or entirely miss) symptoms associated with heart attacks, atherosclerosis, or other conditions. If you suffered an injury as a result of a failure to diagnose a heart condition, you may have a medical malpractice claim. But to prove your claim, you will need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

Hampton & King is a nationally-recognized firm that focuses on medical malpractice claims, giving us the resources to represent our clients as strongly as possible. We combine decades of experience with a network of medical experts that provide powerful testimonies. When it comes to your case, an attorney’s experience, investigative instinct, and resources matter. If you were told that you had no case, find out for sure—call Hampton & King.

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What Can Lead to a Misdiagnosed Heart Condition?

Heart conditions often come with symptoms that can be confused for other problems, such as depression, indigestion, or other less-serious conditions. It is understandable for everyday people to misdiagnose their own heart conditions, but trained doctors and nurses are expected to identify and differentiate between heart problems and other types of illness. They are also trained to be cautious, to check for heart issues by default.

The common symptoms for cardiac disease include the following:

  • Coughing
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Backaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

When your doctor fails to check for heart disease or other cardiac problems, they are potentially endangering your life by delaying the treatment that could save your life and prevent lifelong disability. If your heart problem was not properly diagnosed or treated, contact our firm as soon as possible. Medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations, so acting sooner rather than later can help strengthen your potential case.

At Hampton & King, we do not make any promises except this: to treat the lawyer-client relationship as the sacred trust we believe it to be. Our work can directly impact your quality of life for the rest of your years, and we take that seriously—in everything we do, we seek to honor your trust in us. There is no such thing as an “easy case” when it comes to medical malpractice. They are complex, costly, and take an attorney’s full focus and resources. That’s why we exclusively practice medical malpractice—to give your claim the full commitment of our skill and experience that it deserves.

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