Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Leads to Wrongful Deaths

The leading cause of death in the US is coronary artery disease, or narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the heart. This condition results in a heart disease and failure to diagnose can lead to wrongful death. Doctors oftentimes make mistakes in diagnoses including: failure to take seriously a patient’s complaints, failure to notice or understand the nature of a patient’s symptoms, failure to order the proper tests, failure to properly read or interpret test results, and failure to refer a patient to a specialist for further testing or treatment. If doctors are negligent in these areas they may contribute a patient’s heart attack. Since 1.1 million Americans suffer heart attacks ever year, with 460,000 being fatal, it is extremely important that doctors are through in their examinations. To read the full story, click here.

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