In 2006, heart attacks killed over 400,000 Americans. In order to avoid this fate or other permanent bodily harm, a person suffering from a heart attack must receive prompt medical attention. If treatment does not come quickly, it can lead to permanent heart muscle damage, stroke, heart aneurysm, or heart failure. A fast and accurate diagnosis of the situation by hospital emergency room medical personnel is very important in making sure the patient survives.
Unfortunately, heart attacks are not always properly diagnosed in the chaos of an emergency room. Minor and even moderately severe cases can have fairly vague symptoms, such as backache, dizziness, sweating, chills, indigestion, and shortness of breath, which can lead a negligent medical professional to dismiss the condition as something less serious than it is, and send the patient to sit in the waiting room. If an E.R. employee has behaved negligently and caused you or a loved one harm, the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you explore your legal options.
When a medical professional does not give a patient the attention he or she deserves, a heart attack may be mistaken for:
If you or a loved one has suffered undue health problems from a misdiagnosed heart attack, a negligent healthcare professional may be found liable through a medical malpractice lawsuit. To discuss the possibility of pursuing a lawsuit, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.