Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in the United States, and tragically, a significant number of those heart attacks would not have been fatal but for a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner. Patients who have been injured and families who have lost loved ones to misdiagnosed heart attacks have legal rights. The seasoned medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC stand up for injured patients and their families.

If you suffered complications or lost a loved one due to a diagnostic error, we would be honored to speak with you about your legal rights and options. There’s no cost and no obligation to take legal action, just a conversation with a Watertown heart attack misdiagnosis lawyer.

Medical Professionals Need to Recognize the Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attack misdiagnosis isn’t something that only occurs in the emergency room. Many people who experience mild symptoms that could indicate a heart attack go to their primary care clinic instead of an ER. In any medical setting in Watertown where the diagnosis is rushed, someone experiencing a heart attack may be evaluated quickly and be misdiagnosed with muscle spasms or minor digestive problems and sent on their way without the proper diagnosis and subsequent help that could save their life.

Possible symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pain
  • A sensation of tightness or burning in the chest area
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the shoulders, neck, or arms
  • Lightheaded-ness, nausea, or fainting
  • Cold, sweaty skin

In the ER and other healthcare settings, failure to do appropriate tests (an EKG or blood test) or to read the results of those tests properly is responsible for many deaths or severe complications.

Our Watertown Attorneys Stand Up for Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Victims

Our well-practiced medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC understand how these mistakes occur and where to look for the evidence needed to prove negligence. When you speak to us, we’ll give you our assessment of what happened and determine whether a preventable error may have been involved. If you retain our firm, we’ll launch a thorough investigation and fight to hold the negligent medical professional accountable, whether through a negotiated settlement or at trial. We’ll fight hard for the justice you deserve because we understand this isn’t just a case; it’s about someone’s life.

Take legal action quickly before evidence disappears and important deadlines expire. Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC today for your free consultation with a Watertown heart attack misdiagnosis lawyer.