Heart disease is the number one cause of death in this country. Have you have reported symptoms to a doctor that point to coronary artery disease, heart attack, or other cardiac issues? Did your physician fail to properly diagnose these symptoms as signs of heart disease and, as a result, did you or a loved one suffer a heart attack or other treatable and preventable illness? You may be a victim of medical malpractice.
The Meaning of Medical Negligence
Medical negligence means that your doctor had a legal duty to provide a certain level of care to you or your loved one but that care was breached in some way, directly causing damage to the patient.
There are a variety of tests that can be conducted to confirm or rule out a heart attack or coronary artery disease, including but not limited to an EKG, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, stress test, angiogram, and cardiac enzyme laboratory studies.
If your physician was negligent in carrying out these ordinary standards of care for heart health, leading to a missed diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis of a heart condition, this type of medical negligence could lead to a medical malpractice case.
Examples of Medical Negligence
The misreading of test results, misinterpretation of symptoms, delay of diagnosis or testing, or failure to order the appropriate tests when symptoms indicated otherwise can all make a doctor liable for medical negligence.
As the patient who is the victim of negligence or medical malpractice, you have the right to file a medical malpractice suit against the medical professional or institution responsible. If the victim of medical malpractice dies as a result of negligence, surviving family members can file wrongful death and medical malpractice suits. Contact David Femminineo to discuss your potential medical malpractice case.