A heart attack is a serious medical emergency. Every minute makes a difference. If you have suffered a severe loss of heart tissue or have lost a loved one due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
The attorneys at Furr & Henshaw have decades of experience helping clients pursue claims against negligent doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. We handle every case with diligence and compassion. From our office in Myrtle Beach, we serve throughout South Carolina, and stand prepared to help.
Holding Doctors And Hospitals Accountable
Prompt diagnosis of a heart attack is extremely important when it comes to preserving heart tissue. As doctors say, time is tissue. The longer a heart attack patient goes without proper treatment, the more tissue he or she will lose, with potentially fatal consequences.
Unfortunately, many heart attacks are misdiagnosed by emergency room doctors, urgent care center doctors and primary physicians due to factors such as the following:
- Failure to recognize standard heart attack symptoms
- Failure to recognize characteristic symptoms affecting women
- Misinterpretation of EKG results
Common misdiagnoses include indigestion, muscle aches and anxiety. Many patients who are incorrectly diagnosed with these conditions are sent home. Others may be given emergency treatment for the wrong condition, with potentially severe consequences.
Contact Us If You Need Help
To discuss whether you have a medical malpractice claim for failure to diagnose a heart attack, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You will not pay attorneys fees unless our firm helps you recover compensation for the harm that has been done to you.