Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack

November 2016

A trip to the emergency room is a frightening experience that is filled with uncertainty.  When you make the trip to the emergency room, you put your trust in the physicians and staff that they will make the correct diagnosis.  A failure to make the correct diagnosis can turn what should be a treatable condition into something that is life threatening and deadly.

A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart is stopped or greatly reduced.  This happens when a coronary artery which supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked.  When the heart does not receive enough oxygen rich blood cramping occurs.

In the emergency room, a physician needs to be careful and listen to the patient for their complaints and medical history.  Based on the complaints, the physician will take actions and follow protocols to come to the correct diagnosis.

If you have been injured due to medical negligence, take time to make the informed choice.  Herrick & Hart has been representing the injured for over 60 years.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases and can come to visit you if you are unable to come to the office.

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