Heart Attack Misdiagnosis in Oklahoma City
Victim of a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis? Contact a Lawyer Today!
The misdiagnosis of a heart attack is a potentially deadly form of medical malpractice. When a patient seeks medical treatment because he or she is experiencing the early symptoms of a heart attack, the emergency room doctor or other medical professional should accurately recognize what is occurring, perform any tests as necessary to confirm the diagnosis and then begin treatment immediately. Any delay in diagnosing a heart attack or a total misdiagnosis may be grounds for an injured patient or the family of a patient who lost his or her life to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Signs of a Heart Attack
There are particular warning signs that may indicate a heart attack. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these, it is important to call for an ambulance or go to the nearest emergency room immediately in order to seek treatment. Some possible symptoms may include:
- Pain in the chest, sometimes spreading to the arms, neck, jaw and back;
- Unusual sweating;
- Shortness of breath;
- Feeling weak;
- Loss of consciousness;
- Dilated pupils; and
- Pallor (paleness).
It is your doctor's job to recognize these signs and administer treatment before it's too late. Early detection and treatment are the only way to minimize damage and potentially avoid loss of life.
Help for Victims of Misdiagnosis in Oklahoma City
If you were the victim of heart attack misdiagnosis, an Oklahoma City medical malpracitce attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help. Our law firm represents patients and their families in malpractice lawsuits related to the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of heart attacks, strokes and all other serious medical conditions. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide and how we can help you, we welcome you to call us or
contact us online for a confidential consultation. With a medical malpractice attorney at our firm to address your concerns, we are confident that you can get the information you need to make the right choices about your case.