If a patient is complaining of a combination of symptoms that includes chest pain, nausea, and shortness of breath, the doctor should take immediate action to stop a heart attack. These are telltale symptoms of a heart attack in progress, and any doctor should be able to recognize it and take the necessary steps to get it under control.
If the doctor fails to interpret the symptoms correctly, the results can be catastrophic. At a minimum, the patient can be left with severe damage to his or her heart. The more likely possibility, however, is the death of the patient. If you have suffered or a loved one has died because of a negligent doctor’s misdiagnosis of a heart attack, you should discuss your case with a qualified Georgia medical malpractice attorney immediately.
The lawyers at the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C. represent clients throughout the greater Atlanta area in a broad range of misdiagnosed heart attack claims. We understand the way a heart attack can change your life and limit your ability to work or enjoy recreational activities. When you hire our firm, we will seek to hold the negligent parties accountable and pursue the maximum level of compensation available for your case.
If a misdiagnosed heart attack has taken the life of your loved one, our wrongful death attorneys can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. Surviving dependent family members have the right to seek damages against the negligent parties, including the lost income your loved one would have provided, lost companionship and guidance, medical and funeral expenses and others. We work diligently to see that you receive fair compensation for the loss you have suffered.
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our Atlanta law firm, please contact us today.