Heart Disease Misdiagnosis: When to Contact a Lawyer
If you or someone you care about has suffered because of a hospital or physician misdiagnosis error, a lawyer well versed in heart attacks and heart disease can help you identify your legal options. Pursuing a lawsuit in these situations is not necessarily about punishing someone for an honest mistake. Rather, it is about ensuring your financial needs are met — a key consideration given the cost of healthcare today.
Shulman Rogers has more than 40 years of experience helping victims of medical error receive compensation for expenses such as hospital bills, prescription drugs and surgical procedures, as well as lost wages, disability and punitive damages related to a heart disease misdiagnosis. The first step is to determine that an error has been made. Then, you can begin exploring your options for moving forward.
Heart Disease in America
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America. Despite this, misdiagnosis is common, with doctors often ignoring early warning signs or mistaking symptoms for less dangerous conditions. Other causes for a heart disease misdiagnosis include failing to order the appropriate tests, not providing a referral to a qualified specialist, misinterpretation of test results, poorly maintained or calibrated equipment and more.
When it comes to something as serious as heart disease, the consequences of a misdiagnosis can be severe. With any coronary condition, early intervention is key. The sooner a problem is spotted, the greater the chances of survival and the better your quality of life will be post-treatment.
Heart Disease Misdiagnosis and Women
Many of us tend to think of heart disease as an exclusively male problem. This misconception extends to the medical community as well. Too often, women presenting with early warning signs of heart disease or heart attack will be misdiagnosed as having anxiety or indigestion. As a result, men tend to receive faster access to ECG and other diagnostic tools.
The misdiagnosis of heart disease in women is a serious problem — one that is easily fixable through greater awareness. If you have been denied treatment or misdiagnosed with a heart condition, talk to a lawyer today. In addition to getting compensation for your losses, your decision to pursue a malpractice or hospital error lawsuit can potentially save other women’s lives by shedding light on this overlooked medical issue.
Whether or not you fit the traditional risk profile, the misdiagnosis lawyers at Shulman Rogers can go over your case and give you a clearer picture of your legal options. It all starts with your free consultation. Based in Potomac, MD, we are well-positioned and fully qualified to represent clients in Maryland and throughout the D.C. Metro area. Call or email our office today to get started.