Heart Attack Misdiagnosis in Florida
Misdiagnosed while having a Heart Attack?
Countless individuals visit their local emergency room with symptoms that could indicate a heart attack. Well over 1 million men and women in our country have heart attacks each year and nearly 1/3 of the victims die from their medical condition, either because it is untreatable or misdiagnosed. Heart attack misdiagnosis occurs more often than it should and can lead to the devastating loss of a loved one that could potentially have been treated if they were screened more thoroughly. If you or someone you care about has been misdiagnosed while having a heart attack, you may be entitled to financial compensation. As your legal representation, we at The Florida Law Group can properly gauge what is fair and file a claim for what is decidedly deserved on your behalf.
Why Heart Attacks are Overlooked
A study by the National Patient Safety Foundation revealed that one in six people had experienced a medical error related to misdiagnosis, and women (younger women especially) are more likely than men to be misdiagnosed. In fact, women under the age of 55 are seven times more likely to be misdiagnosed than men of the same age, and this nearly doubles their chances of dying.
There are several reasons why physicians may miss a heart attack, with some of the most common being:
- Overlooking a heart attack in younger patients because of age
- Overlooking heart attack as a diagnosis in women
- Only relying on certain electrocardiogram (ECG) test results
Need Representation? Speak to Our Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
At The Florida Law Group, our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys know how to put together effective cases to seek maximum compensation for heart attack misdiagnosis victims and families in wrongful death malpractice cases. We are extremely dedicated to keeping your rights protected and proceeding in a way that emphasizes your interests. Like any other legal situation, having knowledgeable and experienced advocacy will help to create the best result possible.
For more information about how we can help with your case, get in touch with us today.