If you or a loved one have had a heart attack, then we know how difficult of a time this has been for you. The emergency and recovery can be incredibly tough to go through.

Heart attacks can be even worse if medical professionals fail to recognize the signs and symptoms and do not diagnose and treat them immediately. Doctors and nurses are trained to recognize what a heart attack looks like. They have a duty to perform tests to find out what is going on inside your body.

If you need a Norristown heart attack attorney, turn to The Weitz Firm today. We will work with you to recover the compensation you deserve.

Deadly Results

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US, with over 600,000 people losing their lives to it annually. It is also the number one cause of death in Pennsylvania.

Chest pain, pain in the arms, back pain, cold sweats, shortness of breath, etc.

These are just a few of the symptoms that a person is having a heart attack. Often, the symptoms lead a person to think they have indigestion or heart burn.

Doctors and nurses know all of this and should immediately begin tests to determine if a person experiencing these symptoms is having a heart attack.

Early detection of a heart attack is vital for survival rates. If they do not detect that a heart attack is happening and discharge a patient, the results could be deadly.

Heart attacks do not fix themselves.

Even minor heart attacks are indicative of a major problem going on in a person’s body. The next time a patient returns to the hospital after being discharged may be too late.

If a doctor or nurse:

  • Fails to recognize the symptoms and perform the proper tests
  • Fails to as the right questions or perform an exam
  • Fails to get a full patient history

You need to consider that they may have committed medical malpractice. A Johns Hopkins study found that diagnostic errors were a leading cause of patient harm. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US, close behind heart disease itself. When you combine the two, over a million people lose their lives in the US each year.

How many of those could have been prevented?

What Happens Now

We are sorry that you or your loved one have had to go through this. With heart conditions being the leading cause of death in the US, medical professionals should know better than to skip important tests when it comes to their treatment protocols.

When you need a heart attack attorney in Norristown, The Weitz Firm is standing by. We want to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering damages. If you have lost a loved one, we will work with you to pursue a wrongful death case. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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