Heart Attack Misdiagnosis in Portland, OR
Recover Damages With a Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States,
with nearly 5 million people visiting the emergency room each and every
year with symptoms similar to those of a heart attack. However, there
are many medical issues that mimic the symptoms of a heart attack, and
some doctors may
misdiagnose a patient’s condition and delay getting them the serious care that
Many heart attack symptoms are commonly diagnosed as heartburn, pneumonia,
or anxiety attacks, but there are any number of conditions a doctor may
suggest. If left untreated, a patient is at a high risk of losing their
life. This is unacceptable. Patients seeking serious medical care have
the right to obtain this care without fear that their doctor may not be
giving them the care they deserve.
Have you visited a Portland hospital and refused necessary treatment? Has
your live been altered as a result? You are not alone during this difficult
time! Attorney Patrick L. Block, a
medical malpractice lawyer in Portland, has years of experience fighting for victims of medical negligence.
Was my heart attack misdiagnosed?
When a patient enters the emergency room for a medical concern, doctors
and hospital staff owe it to them to carefully consider their condition.
By speaking with a patient to determine their history, taking a physical
exam, and taking tests, a medical professional should be able to diagnose
the condition and provide the care needed by the patient.
Common reasons why a heart attack may be misdiagnosed are:
- Patient seems too young to suffer a heart attack
- Failure to consider women patients as heart attack sufferers
- Improper reading of the ECG test
- Failure to perform additional tests when ECG is normal
- Patient seems too healthy
No matter what the reason for a misdiagnosis, the doctor working in the
hospital has the responsibility to property assess a patient’s age,
medical history, heart conditions, lifestyle, and other factors before
suggesting that heart pain may not be a heart attack.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Portland Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered from a heart attack and have had a
doctor misdiagnose your condition, you may be able to recover compensation
for heart attack misdiagnosis. Your life is too valuable to lose, and
doctors that do not fulfill their duty of care to their patients must
be held liable when they put their patients on the line.
Our Portland medical malpractice attorney has won numerous award related
to his legal service across Oregon and prides himself on providing top-tier
representation to his clients. Taking on only a small number of cases
ensures that Attorney Block gives each and every case his all, including
recovering millions of dollars of behalf of his clients.
Wondering if you have a medical malpractice case?
Call our offices to speak with a member of our Portland legal team today!