5/4/2012Heart attacks don’t always happen like they do in the movies. You may not fall down clutching your chest. Instead, your heart attack symptoms may be more subtle. Subtle symptoms do not necessarily mean that your heart attack is not significant or life-threatening. Your heart attack is significant, and a failure to diagnose your heart attack can have important health consequences for you. Thus, it is important to contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney if your heart attack went undiagnosed.
Jeffrey H. Dover
Jeffrey H. Dover
What Could Happen Without Heart Attack Treatment
Without proper treatment, a heart attack could cause an increased risk of:
- Future strokes
- Future heart attacks
The failure to diagnose any heart attack – and treat it appropriately – can result in physical harm. Even people who suffer first time mild heart attacks may be at risk and should understand the possible physical consequences (described above) and their legal options (described below).
How to Contact an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney for Help
If you believe that a doctor has failed to diagnose your heart attack, or that a loved one has suffered a fatal failure to diagnose a heart attack, then you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. Damages may include past and future medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
For more information, please contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form. We also invite you to read our FREE report: The Heart Report: Common Diseases and Medical Errors.
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