Was Your New York Heart Attack Misdiagnosed Because Your Chest Pain Wasn't Severe Enough?

 

A: Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently released a study that found that the severity of chest pains is not a good indicator of whether a patient is having a heart attack. The length of time that a patient experienced chest pains was also not a reliable indicator of whether a patient was having a heart attack.

According to the study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, about 30 percent of medical malpractice claims that result in payments are due to the failure to diagnose acute myocardial infarctions. Approximately 2 -5 percent of these claims were due to heart attack victims being inappropriately discharged from emergency rooms.

The failure to diagnose a heart attack can have significant and potentially fatal consequences. If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one, because of a misdiagnosed heart attack then you may be entitled to damages.

It is important to call an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after your injury or the loss of your loved one. The New York medical malpractice lawyers of The Pagan Law Firm would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. Please contact us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.