Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack and Stroke

Tennessee Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Every minute is crucial if you are suffering a heart attack or stroke. A misdiagnosis by a trusted medical professional can therefore cause a deadly delay in treatment, and may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkWhen you arrive at the hospital exhibiting symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, the doctor or medical team should evaluate your condition, assess your medical history and make a diagnosis. If the hospital is understaffed, the doctors are in a hurry or the staff is sleep deprived, your condition may be overlooked or your symptoms dismissed as a minor ailment.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because of medical provider’s failure to diagnose, the law is here to protect you. Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, will attempt to help you find a Tennessee medical malpractice attorney to take your case, at no extra cost.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Many heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and returns. It may feel like a squeezing, fullness or uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Other warnings include:

  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness

Symptoms of a Stroke

The indications that you are having or just had a stroke may include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in your face, arm or leg (especially on one side of your body)
  • Unexpected confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding others when they talk
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking
  • Dizziness or loss of balance/coordination

If you are a Tennessee resident who has a suffered a heart attack or stoke and you believe you have a failure to diagnose claim, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you a Tennessee medical malpractice attorney to take your case, if it appears to have merit.