Q: Are Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks Common in Georgia?
A:Yes, unfortunately misdiagnosed heart attacks are common in Georgia, and throughout the country. A heart attack misdiagnosis is often life threatening and can be a form of medical malpractice. Commonly, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to recognize symptoms of a heart attack that other reasonable doctors would have used to conduct further tests or diagnose a heart attack.
If diagnosed correctly, the majority of heart attack victims survive the first attack with proper medical treatment. However, the failure to diagnose a heart attack prevents patients from getting proper medical care and decreases the patient’s chances of survival.
If you have suffered physical harm or if you have lost a loved one because of a Georgia heart attack misdiagnosis, then you may be entitled to damages. Please contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at The Dover Law Firm for more information. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.
We also invite you to download a complimentary copy of our free report, The Heart Report: Common Diseases and Medical Errors to learn more about the misdiagnosis of heart attacks and other forms of medical malpractice that are related to heart conditions.